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Training - Private Pilot Licence Course

(Effective February 1, 2014)

The Pacific Flying Club offers outstanding flight training for a Private Pilot Licence – the first step toward a Commercial Pilot Licence.

  • The minimum requirement for a PPL is 45 hours, but an average is about 55 hours of flight instruction for students who fly three times weekly, and proportionately more for students who fly less often. Included in these minimum requirements are 5 hours of dual instrument flying, 3 hours of dual cross-country, and 5 hours of solo cross-country.
  • Forty hours of ground school instruction is also required for a Private Pilot License. PFC provides a number of options to fulfill the ground school requirement with classes every Monday and Wednesday evening from 7 pm to 9:30 pm, or Saturday mornings from 8:30 am to 11 am. Classes run year-round on an ongoing rotating basis, and students may attend as many times as they wish. PFC also offers an online option for those students who prefer to study online (online access is limited to nine months only).
  • PPL students must pass a Category 3 Medical exam before they will be permitted to solo.

The Private Pilot License is the first giant step to a Commercial Pilot Licence.

Five hours of simulator time can be used towards a Private Pilot Licence.

Minimum Costs (based on average times for a Private Pilot Licence in a C-152)

40 Hours dual instruction @ $180.50/hour   $7,220
15 Hours solo instruction @ $117.50/hour    $1,762.50
8 Hours ground briefing @ $53/hour $424
Yearly Club Membership $195
Ground School $350
Books & supplies  $275
Headset  $200 - $500

Incidental Costs

Medical $150
Flight Test    $300
Transport Canada Licence Processing Fees & Written Examination    $265
ICAO Mandatory Language Proficiency Test    $125

Fuel surcharges are applied where the price of fuel exceeds the base rate. Prices subject to change.

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