Private Pilot Licence

The PPL is also the first step toward a commercial pilot’s license.

Holding a private pilot’s license (PPL) allows you to be the pilot-in-command or co-pilot of an airplane of a class and type in accordance with the license as well as the pilot-in-command of an ultra-light airplane.

Minimum Training Requirements:

Student must be at least 14 years of age and meet medical category 3 minimum requirements. A category 3 medical certificate can only be issued by an Aviation Medical Examiner approved by Transport Canada.

Applicant must obtain not less than 60% in each of four mandatory subject areas of the Transport Canada Private Pilot written examination.

A minimum of 45 hours of flight training of which:

  • 17 hours shall be dual instruction
  • 3 hours dual cross country
  • 5 hours solo cross country
  • 5 hours dual instrument
  • 12 hours solo flight time
  • The applicant must be 17 years of age to obtain the permit.
  • Pass a flight test with a Transport Canada Examiner