Recreational Pilot Permit

Looking up at the blue sky you notice an airplane soaring – and you might wonder whether you would be able to master the skill of flying. It’s not hard to take the first step to learn! The Recreational Pilot Permit is a great introduction. You will soon be able to fly – and even take a friend up with you to enjoy the freedom of flight. The program does not require approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

Flight instruction is given in a Cessna 152, Cessna 172P or on our newer Cessna 172S model. One of our staff or instructors will be happy to give you more details on both the flight training and the study material. Our comprehensive ground school is available – on line – with a flexible schedule for your convenience. If you haven’t yet experienced the magic of flight, why not let us take you up for a “familiarization flight” for as little as $89.00!

Training costs reflect Transport Canada minimum training times and the program follows Canadian Aviation Regulation guidelines. There are no membership fees at Montair. Further information on Transport Canada licensing and experience requirements can be found on the relevant section of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, available online here.

 CESSNA 152 CESSNA 172R 
Rate/Hr.CostRate/Hr.Cost
15 hours dual flight instruction193.002,895.00225.503,382.50
10 hours solo138.001,380.00170.501,705.00
6 hours ground briefing55.00330.0055.00330.00
Ground school300.00300.00
Books and supplies199.00199.00
Sub Total5,104.005,916.50

Additional Fixed Costs

Aviation Medical (Cat 3.) and LVC155.00155.00
Flight Test Fee300.00300.00
Transport Canada Licensing Fee 55.0055.00
Written Exam Fee 105.00105.00
Total Estimated Cost5,719.006,531.50
* information is subject to change, contact Montair for confirmation

Please note:

  • Training costs reflect Transport Canada minimum times, times may vary based on the individual.
  • A $10.00 per hour charge will be added to all instruction conducted by a Class One Flight Instructor.
  • Fuel surcharges may apply. These prices may fluctuate without notice due to changing fuel and insurance costs.
  • Prices exclude applicable taxes.