Commercial Pilot License

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Requirements For Admission

Age: minimum of 18 years old
Medical Fitness: Category 1 Medical Certificate

Requirements For License

Age: An applicant shall be a minimum of 18 years of age
Medical Fitness: Category 1 Medical Certificate
Knowledge: An applicant shall have completed a minimum of 80 hours commercial pilot airplane ground school
Written Examination: Shall have obtained a minimum of 60% in written examination Commercial Pilot Licence — Aeroplane (CPAER)

Experience

  • Have completed a minimum of 200 hours flight time in airplanes, of which a minimum of 100 hours shall be pilot-in-command time
  • Following the issuance of a private pilot license — airplane by Canada or another contracting state
  • Have completed 65 hours of commercial pilot flight training in airplanes consisting of a minimum of:
  • 35 hours dual instruction flight time, under the direction and supervision of the holder of a Flight Instructor Rating — Aeroplane, including:
    1. 5 hours night, including a minimum of 2 hours of cross-country flight time;
    2. 5 hours cross-country, which may include the cross-country experience 
    3. 20 hours of instrument flight time

30 hours solo flight time including:

    1. 25 hours solo flight time emphasizing the improvement of general flying skills of the applicant  which shall include a cross-country flight to a point of a minimum of 300 nautical mile;
    2. 5 hours solo flight time by night during which a minimum of 10 takeoffs circuits and landings  were completed

Skill

Within the 12 months preceding the date of application for the license, an applicant for a commercial pilot license — airplane shall successfully complete a flight test as pilot-in-command of an airplane, in accordance with Schedule 4 “Flight Test for the Issuance of a Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane” of Standard 428 — Conduct of Flight Tests.

Commercial Pilots License Estimated Cost

As per Transport Canada Requirements, A Commercial Pilot License will be attained only after completing a minimum 200 hours of flight training. (Please remember that these prices are approximate and based on minimum Transport Canada requirements. The length of training needed depends on a number of factors and costs will vary accordingly. Prices plus tax where applicable. Aircraft costs will fluctuate based on fuel prices.)

Estimated Course Fee Structure
Ground School

80 hours
Rate/Hour (CAD): $15.00/hr
Total: $ 1200.00

Dual Flying

35 hours
Rate/Hour (CAD): $215.00/hr
Total: $ 7525.00

Solo Flying

100 hours
Rate/Hour (CAD): $155.00/hr
Total: $ 15500.00

Ground Briefing

15 hours
Rate/Hour (CAD): $60.00/hr
Total: $ 900.00

Other Fees

Domestic Student:
Application Fees:$150.00
International Students:
Application Fees:$350.00
Administration Fees:$500.00

TOTAL for CPL $ 25125.00

These prices based on Cessna 152 not including application and administration fees

(Please remember that these prices are approximate and based on minimum Transport Canada requirements. The length of training needed depends on a number of factors and costs will vary accordingly. Prices plus tax where applicable. Aircraft costs will fluctuate based on fuel prices.)

CESSNA 172 PRICE SOLO $170/HR, DUEL $230/HR
CESSNA 152 PRICE SOLO $155/HR, DUEL $215/HR

It’s very important to remember that all these are minimum requirements by Transport Canada.
If any student exceeds these requirements due to their performance, the student will have to pay extra for any additional training. Any additional training will be charged at the same hourly rates as mentioned above. Pricing is subject to change.

The students must undergo Written Test and Flight Test for Instructor Rating. The cost of these exams and tests will be borne by the student. An approximate of $ 550 CAD for the written and the flight test.

All Prices are in Canadian Dollars (CAD). The above Prices do not include Taxes.

If you have previous flight experience, then these records should be traceable and acceptable to Transport Canada and will be credited subject to Transport Canada rules and regulations.

For Medical: http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/saf-sec-sur/2/came-meac/l.aspx?lang=eng

For Licence requirements: https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/regserv/cars/part4-standards-standard421-173.htm