Professional Pilot Course

This course is designed for the career oriented individual with a focus on advanced training and a seamless course outline. You will start from zero flight time to becoming a fully Licensed Commercial Pilot with a Night Rating, VFR OTT, and a Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (MIFR). You will be trained in our C152 for basic maneuvers and moving up to the C172 and optionally the C172RG for advanced training, which leads you to the Multi-Engine training in the C310. This course is designed to parallel the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Pilot Diploma Program which, after approximately one year and a half, has you well prepared to startworking for one of the many operators we have close contact with. In fact, the majority of our grads are hired prior to graduation! Mitchinson’s requires a high school diploma or an equivalent secondary school completion.

A minimum of 200 hours are required to obtain a CPL. The Professional Pilot Course includes the Multi-Engine IFR as part of the 200 hours after the CPL flight training is complete. The CPL and IR required ground school is included in the Sask Polytech Pilot Diploma Program. You may also optionally do it via offered online courses or self-study.

Course Length

This course meets all of the flying experience requirements of the Sask Polytech Pilot Diploma Program. The timeline for the Diploma Program is available here. This course is available to anyone who wishes to become a CPL with more advanced skills. Completing the course as described below will set you up to be highly competitive in the piloting workforce. Outside of Sask Polytech, a timeline of 6-8 months of full-time study will be required.

Flying Breakdown

Professional Pilot Course Cost Breakdown Is Available Here

Private Pilot License (PPL)
Total Dual: 30 hours
Total Solo: 15 hours

Commercial Pilot License (CPL)
Total Dual: 35 hours
Total Solo: 30 hours
Time Building: 60 hours

Advanced training in our 172RG (aircraft with retractable landing gear and constant speed propeller) can also be used in flight training hours. It is highly recommended to gain at least 5 hours with a constant speed propeller during your 60 hours of solo time building before moving on to the Multi-Engine Rating. This will save you money versus spending extra practice time in the C310 with the higher rental rates.

Multi-Engine Rating (ME)

To take advantage of training in our C310, we train to the multi pre-flight stage and then pause; continuing to some of the multi-IFR flight training to gain additional experience in handling the C310 before returning to the multi pre-flight/flight test. This helps you utilize all of your multi-engine flying to be best prepared for the multi flight test, and minimizes extra rental costs as all flight hours would be loggable training time towards the minimums.

The INRAT exam (required for the next stage multi-IFR rating) must be completed before commencing/at the initial start of the multi rating.

Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (MIFR)

Total Dual – Aircraft: 8 hours
Total Dual – Simulator: 10 hours