PPL is the first official License for everyone
Whether you are planning a career in aviation or planning on flying as a hobby, the PPL is the first official License for everyone. Earning a PPL will allow you to pilot an aircraftwith passengers and attach ratings. As you gain experience and skill level you can move up to a Night Rating (NR), Instrument Rating (IR), VFR Over the top Endorsement (VFR OTT), Seaplane Rating, or Multi-Engine Rating. As you can see there are no shortage of opportunities to learn and advance your skills!
Mitchinson’s also has a unique flight training resource/approach that sets us apart and allows our students to take control of their flight training, resulting in a more time and cost-efficient approach to gaining your license. You can read more about our Flight Training Binders and PGI’s here!
Anticipate 5-6 weeks if full-time, 5 months if part-time.
Transport Canada Requirements
- Be at least 14 years old to solo. Also, you must have reached your 17th birthday to receive a PPL;
- Have completed an Aviation Medical, Category 3 or higher. (Ground school training can be started without the medical);
- Minimum 40 hours of ground school, offered here;
- Minimum 45 hours of flight time, minimum 30 hours of dual training and minimum 15 hours solo;
- Written Exam (Transport Canada): written exam with a pass mark of 60%. Exam invigilator on staff to write at school; letter of recommend required (MFC standard: minimum 2 exams with average of 80%);
- Flight Test: Transport Canada approved Pilot Examiner on staff; letter of recommend required (MFC standard: adequate pre-flight completed with instructor)
In our experience, most students take more than the Transport Canada requirements to complete their license and our cost estimates reflect the average student’s flight hour requirements.
Total Dual: 40 hours
Total Solo: 20 hours
Total Simulator: 2 hours
Total Briefing: 30 hours