Private Pilot License (PPL)
Fly for the fun of it!
The first step in an aviation career. Fly any Canadian Registered airplane anywhere in the world. No limit to the number of passengers. Add ratings to fly at night, in the cloud, multi-engine, advanced airplanes.
- Over 17 years of age
- Intermediate English Level
- Aviation Medical Exam class 3 or 1
- Criminal Check
- Mature behavior
At the end of program, students should be able to underestand and participate the following subjects:
Canadian Aviation Regulations, Aerodynamics, and Theory of Flight, Meteorology, Airframes, Engines and Systems, Flight Instruments, Radio, and Electronic Theory, Navigation, Flight Operations, Licensing Requirements, and Human Factors, including pilot decision-making an applicant shall successfully complete a flight test as pilot-in-command of an airplane in accordance with CARs “Flight Test for the Issuance of a Private Pilot Licence – Aeroplane” of Standard 428 – Conduct of Flight Tests.
Method(s) of Evaluation
Students’ progress in the program is measured by their successful completion of the courses listed in the program outlines; a minimum of 80% of all course marks as well as each assessment component of the courses is required to successfully complete the program.
Flight Training: Minimum 45 hours total
- 12 hours solo (pilot in command of the aircraft)
- 17 hours dual (flying with an instructor)
- 16 hours solo or dual
Ground Training: Minimum 40 hours of Ground School:
- A minimum of 80% mark for each of the program’s courses as indicated in “Students Assessment Methods”
- A minimum of 100% in attendance as indicated in “Attendance Expectations”
Private Pilot License issuance is subjected to obtaining a minimum 60% score in TC written Exam and passing successfully the Flight Test. This program duration is 24 weeks.
Average homework hours expectation in this program is 25 hours per week which includes students’ required work on chapter quizzes, case studies and projects
- Online instruction
Required course materials
- Ground Up Flight Training Manual Plotter
- Flight Computer (E6B or CX2)
- Pilot Training Record (PTR)
- Vancouver VNC/VTA Charts
- Pilot Operating Handbook
Note: Private pilot airplane license (PPL-A) experience (45 hours) is the minimum requirement stated by Transport Canada. The average experience needed to obtain a PPL-A in Canada is between 65-70 hours.
CEO and Accountable Executive
Chief Flight Instructor (CFI)
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