Want to fly more than one passenger? Want a career in aviation? Want to fly at night or in any weather? Want to fly bigger, faster multi-engine aircraft? Want to take you RPL further? Take the first step by obtaining the Private Pilot Licence (PPL)!


Fly a Canadian-registered aircraft worldwide with no limit on passengers.


  • 14 years old to obtain a student permit
  • 17 years old to obtain the licence
  • Class 3 and above Medical Certificate completed by a Civil Aviation Medical Examiner
  • 40 hours of ground school on the following subjects:
    • Canadian Aviation Regulations,
    • Aerodynamics and Theory of Flight,
    • Meteorology,
    • Airframes, Engines and Systems,
    • Flight Instruments,
    • Radio and Electronic Theory,
    • Navigation,
    • Flight Operations,
    • Licensing Requirements, and
    • Human Factors, including pilot decision-making
  • Obtain a 60% pass mark in each of section of the written exam (Air Law, Navigation, Meteorology, Aeronautics General Knowledge)
  • 45 hours total time, including:
    • 17 hours dual instruction flight time, including 3 hours of cross-country flight time.
    • 5 hours of instrument time
    • 12 hours solo flight time, including 5 hours of cross-country flight time with a flight of at least 150 nautical miles and 2 full-stop landings at points other than the point of departure.
  • Pass a flight test within 12 months.

Further training 

  • Your PPL flight hours count towards your Commercial Pilot Licence!
  • Add a float rating, night rating, multi-engine rating, instrument flight rules rating

See this link for a sample of the Transport Canada PPL exams (https://www.tc.gc.ca/media/documents/ca-publications/tp13014e.pdf).

Based on the Transport Canada minima and our current rates, your PPL course fees are summarised below. Please note that these numbers are the absolute minima and prices vary according to individual aptitude and attitude.

A GST of 5% applies to PPL training in Manitoba.

Private Pilot Licence

ItemUnit PriceTotal Price
45 Total Hours
17 hours Dual Instruction1903230
28 hours Solo Rental
PPL Ground School 275275
PPL Written Exam
Restricted Radio Certificate Ground School50 (Online Ground School)
Restricted Radio Test
PSTAR Ground School60 (Online Ground School)60
PSTAR Exam & SPP Admin Fees
PPL Flight Test Examiner Fee495495
PPL Flight Test Plane Rental
150300 (Depending on length of test)
Class 1 Medical
251.90251.90 (Depending on physician)
Starting Pilot Kit
430.90 (Items that you already have can be deducted)
430.90 (Items that you already have can be deducted)
PPL Admin Incl. TC Fees120120
Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)

Check out our affordable rates for your Private Pilot Licence today!

Enroll today and start flying now!