Aviation FAQs

What aviation courses are offered?

We offer, recreation pilot training, private pilot training, commercial pilot training, and night rating.

Where can I get my Category I or Category III Medical?
What is the duration of the course?

To obtain a Commercial Pilot Licence may up to a year.  

What does the school expect from students?

International students must complete their course in a reasonable time frame, flying 3-4 hours per week and completing their PPL ground classes and written exam within 2-3 months.

How often should I attend classes?

We require that students attend ground classes two days a week, and fly at least 2-3 times a week.

Should I be proficient in English?

Yes. All student pilots must take the Language Proficiency Test, which is designed to assess students’ listening comprehension, speaking ability, and responses to different verbal scenarios.

I wear glasses, can I still fly?

Pilots can wear glasses or contact lenses if their vision is within the standards set out by Transport Canada. Please check with your aviation doctor for the requirements.

What is the minimum age for flying?

You must be 14 years old before obtaining your Student Pilot Permit, 16 for the Recreational Pilot Permit, 17 for the Private Pilot Licence, and 18 for the Commercial Pilot Licence. For more details, please visit  https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/opssvs/general-personnel-gen-1803.htm

Will I receive credit for training at another school?

We will give you full credit for any flying completed at another school provided you have a completed log book or pilot training record with details of training certified by the school. Evidence of ground school must be certified in a Pilot Training Record or in another record acceptable to Transport Canada.

Do I have to pay upfront?

$2000 is required for international students. This goes towards a pilot kit and ground school. Flying is paid for at the end of each flight lesson. We accept CASH, VISA, MASTERCARD, and INTERAC.

Is the weather in Langley suitable for flight training?

Langley is one of Canada’s warmest cities, it rarely snows! Spring and summer are typically dry seasons with a few days of precipitation. Winter months allow student the chance to gain experience flying in a variety of different weather conditions.

How do I convert my foreign pilot licence to a Canadian pilot licence?