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 (VOTT), 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.
- 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;
- 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).
Total Dual: 30 hours
Total Solo: 15 hours
Note: The above training requirements represent TC minimums. It may take some students more time to complete depending on ability or if training flights are not consistently scheduled and flown.