Private Pilot Licence

Obtaining your Private Pilot License (PPL) is easier than you may think and it allows for you to act as the pilot in command of aircraft while also carrying passengers! This is an entry level license that does have various restrictions which can be removed by getting additional ratings added onto your license as you gain knowledge and experience.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in aviation and are wanting to get your Commercial Pilot License (CPL) you must first get your PPL and build up from there.

PPL Conditions
  • Cannot receive any type of compensation for flights
  • Single engine / non-high performance aircraft only
  • Day flying only in good weather (VFR) conditions
Additional Ratings
  • Night Rating (to fly at night)
  • Multi Engine Rating (aircraft with more than 1 engine)
Admission Requirements
  • Minimum 17 years of age
  • Valid Category 3 Aviation Medical**
  • Language Proficiency Assessment
  • Valid Passport

**It is strongly recommended that the medical is booked after your first flight if you wish to continue training. This ensures that there are no medical conditions that would prevent you from flying solo before the time comes.

Estimated Cost
TrainingHoursPer Hour RateTotal*
Solo Flight28$159$4,452
Dual Flight17$228$3,876
10 Hours Ground Briefing10$69$690
Ground School Kit--Flat Rate$375
Ground School--Flat Rate$395
TOTAL ESTIMATE*----$10,688
*Taxes not Included.

The TOTAL ESTIMATE is based on flight training being conducted in a Cessna 152 to meet Transport Canada minimum experience requirements of 45 hours of flight training. Extra hours may be required to meet Transport Canada flight test standards. The AVERAGE flight time to obtain a PPL in British Columbia is 60 hours.

For more information on privileges, requirements and restrictions, refer to the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) on the Transport Canada Website. CARs reference 401.26 and 421.26

This program does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. As such, PTIB did not review this program.


Please email to start the application process or if you have any questions about the program.