Private Pilot Licence (PPL)

Fly an Airplane with Passengers anywhere

PPL Prerequisites

  • 17 year old
  • A Category 1 or 3 medical certificate delivered by a Civil Aviation Medical Examiners

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PPL Privilege

  • 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 floatplane 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!​

PPL Requirements

  • Ground School

    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)
    ​  Flight test

****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.*****