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  • Age: minimum of 16 years old
  • Medical Fitness:  Medical Category 1, 3 or 4
  • Knowledge: minimum of 60 percent (60%) in the overall written (RPPAE), or Private Pilot
    • License – Aeroplane (PAPER) Experience
  • Experience: 25 hours of total recreational pilot flight training under the direction and supervision of the holder of a flight instructor rating – airplane in airplanes operating with a Certificate of Airworthiness.
    • The flight training shall include a minimum of:
      a) 15 hours dual instruction flight time, including a minimum of 2 hours cross-country flight time, and
      b) 5 hours solo flight time.
  • Skill: Within the 12 months preceding the date of application for the permit, an applicant shall successfully complete a flight test as pilot-in-command of an airplane



Estimated Cost

Course Description Transport Canada requires:

  • Minimum Flight Time:
  • 25 hours including the following:
  • Dual Flying (with instructor) 15 hours
  • Cross Country (Dual) 2 hours
  • Solo flying 5 hours


Estimated Course Fee Structure:


Ground School:

  • Hours: 10 hours
  • Rate/Hour (CAD): $15.00/hr
  • Total: $ 150.00


Dual Flying:

  • Hours: 15 hours
  • Rate/Hour (CAD): $205.00/hr
  • Total: $ 3075.00


Solo Flying: 

  • Hours: 10 hours
  • Rate/Hour (CAD): $151.00/hr
  • Total: $ 1510.00


Ground Briefing:

  • Hours: 10 hours
  • Rate/Hour (CAD): $57.00/hr
  • Total: $ 570.00


TOTAL for RPP $ 5305.00

These prices in effect August 1st 2018

(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 $151/hr, DUEL $205/hr

CESSNA 152 PRICE SOLO $146/hr, DUEL $199/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.

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