Private Pilot Program
Private Pilot Licence (PPL)
Fly an Airplane with Passengers anywhere
17 years old
A medical certificate category 1 or 3 delivered by a civil aviation medical examiners.
To do your medical click here.
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!
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
****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.*****