Private Pilot Program

Private Pilot Licence (PPL)

Fly an Airplane with Passengers anywhere

PPL Prerequisites

  • 17 years old

  • A medical certificate category 1 or 3 delivered by a civil aviation medical examiners.

  • To do your medical click here.

PPL Privilege

  • Fly for fun in a Canadian registered aircraft

  • Fly by day, anywhere in the world, with multiple passengers

  • Add any possible ratings to your license

The Private Pilot Permit is often the first step toward either a career in aviation or having a lot of fun taking up friends and family in a small airplane. ​

To expand your horizon and improve your skills, you can add many ratings on your PPL: For example, a float plane rating, a night rating or even an instrument rating if you want to travel further away in poor weather conditions. If you want to double the fun, a multi-engine rating is also possible on a PPL!​

PPL Requirements

  • Ground School:
    40 hour PPL ground school
    (self-study or in a classroom)


  • Flight training time:
      45 hours total time including:
        - 12 hours solo  
          (including 5 hours of cross country)
        - 17 hours dual
           (including 3 hours of dual cross country and 5 hours of the instrument) 

      Written test (60% pass mark): i) Air Law ii) Navigation iii) Meteorology iv) Aeronautics General knowledge

  • ​  Flight test

****Those requirements are the minimums set by transport Canada to pass the flight test. On average, students need around 50-60 hours total time to be ready.*****

Lakeside Flight School


Phone:(204) 642 4799 or 1 (888) 642 4799

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