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.

There are no membership fees at Montair.

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 14 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$243.01$6,804.28
Dual Flight17$324.65$5,519.05
10 Hours Ground Briefing10$81.64$816.40
Ground School Kit--Flat Rate$395
Ground School--Flat Rate$395
TOTAL ESTIMATE*----$14,829.73
*Taxes not Included.

Aircraft rates are current as of April 1, 2024 and based on fuel costs at that time. Fuel charges may increase or decrease in line with retail fuel prices, in accordance with Montair’s Fuel Charge Pricing.

The TOTAL ESTIMATE is based on flight training being conducted in a Cessna 172 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.

All flight training students will be required to undertake a formal Aviation Language Proficiency Demonstration to be issued a Canadian Aviation Booklet unless they are Canadian citizens who have graduated from, or are currently enrolled in, a Canadian English speaking high school and have the approval of the Chief Flight Instructor.

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.