Career Pilot WIth applied human factors aviation Diploma program
From Ab Initio training to PPL, CPL, ME, IR and Instructor Rating, students graduate ready to work as professional flight instructors. This program has four intakes each year: March, June, September, December.
About our Commercial Pilot Program
About the Career Pilot with Applied Human Factors Aviation Diploma Program
This program takes you from being an Ab Initio (brand new) pilot all the way through your Private Pilot License (PPL), Commercial Pilot License (CPL), Multi-engine rating, Instrument rating and finally your flight Instructor (Class 4) rating.
Start your training at Canadian Aviation College, located at the Pitt Meadows Airport (CYPK) in the greater Vancouver area of British Columbia in Canada.
Graduating students will have acquired all the necessary licences and additional education in aviation Human Factors to become a professional pilot.
The academic portion includes an expanded look into the details of Aviation Human Factors which will be useful in developing the students’ essential background knowledge for a career in aviation.
1. Secondary (high) school graduation certificate or equivalent diploma.
2. English language proficiency assessment or ICAO level 4 English equivalent.
3. Transport Canada Category 1 medical.
Upon completion of this course, the successful student will have demonstrated:
The ability to safely and effectively plan and execute Day, or Night, VFR or IFR , Multi-engine flights.
The knowledge and ability to pass company and Transport Canada written exams and flight tests.
Aviation knowledge, good judgment and decision making skills.
Flight time and management skills as a flight instructor
Excellent understanding of Aviation Human Factors as it pertains to this program.
Employment / Career
Graduates will have all the licences and ratings required to begin a career as a professional pilot in many commercial operations, including airlines.
The flying hours required to complete the Career Pilot Program at Canadian Aviation College is 235hrs, over a duration of 18 months.
Classroom, computer-based, ground and flight instruction.
Method of Evaluation
Flight tests in conjunction with in-house and Transport Canada written exams. Students are graded on a 4 pt grading scale for all flights and a minimum of 70% grade is expected for all quizzes and tests.
(Total 547.5 hours)
Private Pilot License Costs
Commercial Pilot License Costs
Multi Engine Rating
Group 1 (Multi) Instrument Rating
Fees & Expenses
Domestic Student - $150.00CAD
International Student- $250.00CAD
Domestic Students- $101,400.00CAD
International Students - $101,400.00CAD
including: ICAO Language test, PSTAR, Radio License, Student Pilot Permit, PPL flight & written test, PPL license fee, Night Rating fee, CPL flight & written test, CPL licence fee, Multi Rating flight test, IFR written and Flight test, FIR flight & written Test - $3800.00CAD
Costs include taxes
This is estimated cost only. The actual cost is based on student performance
Costs are estimates based on Transport Canada minimum flight requirements and school program estimates
*This cost includes a maximum number of instructional hours as listed above. Canadian Aviation College has the right to charge the student the hourly rate for both flight and instructional time beyond this limit.