Training – Commercial Pilot Licence Course

(Effective February 1, 2023)

The minimum requirements for a Commercial Licence are 100 hours of pilot in command time and 200 hours total flight time. Students will generally have accumulated approximately 55 hours total flight time (40 hours dual and 15 hours solo) in the completion of their private course.

The commercial course requires an additional 65 hours of flight instruction (35 hours dual and 30 hours solo) beyond the issue of the PPL.

The remainder of the required flight time can be made up as either dual or solo time as required. The Transport Canada written examination must be completed prior to the flight test. The ground school is 80 hours.

Admission Requirements: Age 18 or Grade 12, Category 1 Medical, Private Pilot Licence, Valid Membership Application on file with Club, Approval of the Executive Director Flight Operations, PTIB Contract signed.

Estimated Costs (based on a C-152)

35 Hours dual instruction@ $235/hour$8,225
30 Hours solo instruction@ $150/hour$4,500
5 Hours Ground briefing@ $74/hour$370
Ground School$499

Additional Flight Time (Time Building to reach 200 hours total time)

80 Hours solo flight time@ $150/hour$12,000

Incidental Costs

Medical (Cat 1, ECG, X-Ray, Audiogram) & LVC Fees$250
Flight Test$475
Licence Processing Fees & Transport Canada Written Fees$420
PFC Yearly Membership$195
Total Incidental Costs$1,490

Total Commercial Pilot Licence Estimated Costs

Total Commercial Pilot Licence Estimated Costs$27,084

Note: The breakdown of costs is based on the average CPL student completing their PPL in the average time. Build-up time required is dependent on hours currently accumulated. Additional books to prepare for the written examination could add $200 to the costs.

As required this program is approved by the Registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB).

Fuel surcharges will apply where fuel exceeds the base rate at ZBB. Prices subject to change and tax is applied where applicable.

Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)

Minimum requirements for admission:

  1. 18 years old or Grade 12 equivalent
  2. PPL Licence
  3. Valid Class 1 Aviation Medical

Download, complete and submit the following forms:

Important information:

  1. You will be required to include copies of the following documents when completing the PTIB Long Contract form:
    • First page of temporary Licence/Aviation Document Booklet
    • A copy of the relevant Licence/Rating for program
    • A copy of your Aviation Medical
  2. Waitlist: Pacific Flying Club currently has a waitlist for flight training. Please fill out the waitlist application form; once a spot becomes available you will be contacted by an instructor to begin training in the aircraft.

    Questions regarding the Waitlist can be directed to