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Private Pilot Licence (PPL)

Take to the skies with our Private Pilot Licence program, designed to give you the foundational skills and knowledge for a lifetime of flying adventures. Flight training is conducted at two scenic locations: Pitt Meadows BC, Canada.

About the Private Pilot License

Embark on your aviation journey with our Private Pilot Licence (PPL) program, tailored for aspiring pilots seeking entry into the world of flight. This comprehensive program offers a blend of flight and ground training, meticulously designed to equip candidates with the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain their private pilot licence.

Throughout the PPL course, students delve into the fundamentals of aviation theory and practical skills essential for safely operating single-engine aircraft. PPL license holders typically augment their qualifications with endorsements such as VFR-OTT or night ratings, expanding their capabilities in diverse flying conditions.

Aligned with Transport Canada requirements, our PPL course encompasses essential flight time, instrument training, and ground school instruction, ensuring adherence to industry standards and regulations.

With a focus on safety and proficiency, students master the principles of aviation theory and develop the competence to navigate the skies confidently. Upon successful completion of our program, including passing the Transport Canada written exam and flight test, graduates emerge as competent and knowledgeable private pilots, ready to embrace the freedoms of visual flight rules.

Begin your journey towards obtaining your private pilot license at Canadian Aviation College, conveniently located at Pitt Meadows Airport, British Columbia. This foundational step not only opens doors to new horizons in aviation but also serves as a crucial prerequisite for aspiring commercial pilots.


Admission Requirements

  • ​16 years old (17 at time of PPL licensing)

  • Pass Transport Canada Category 3 medical exam

  • International students cannot take PPL only, it doesn't meet the Canadian Study Permit requirements

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the successful student will have demonstrated: 

  • Working knowledge in General aviation, Canadian air law, Meteorology, and Navigation.

  • The flying skills required to pass the TC PPL flight test

  • The ability to competently operate a single engine, non-high-performance aircraft certified for a minimum flight crew of one.

Required Course Materials

▪ Nav Canada VFR phraseology guide; ▪ From the Ground Up textbook and workbook; ▪ Human Factors for Aviation - Basic Handbook; ▪ Ground school and Flight training workbooks with lesson plans; ▪ Flight Training Manual, 4th Edition; ▪ C172 Pilot Operating Handbook ▪ Pilot Log Book; ▪ Flight Computer – E6B and CX3; ▪ ICAO Chart Ruler; ▪ Protractor; ▪ VNC and VTA maps; ▪ Canadian Flight Supplement; ▪ Flight Bag; ▪ TC study and flight test guides;

Course Duration

Up to 6 Months

Delivery Method

Aircraft / Briefing Room / and Flight Training Device (FTD), and classroom setting for Ground School 

Teaching Methods

One-on-one Instructor-Student in the aircraft / Briefing Room / and Flight Training Device (FTD), and group classroom setting for Ground School. 


Fees and Hours

Tuition Fee


Other Fees

Incidental Fees: 1,200

Books and Material Fees: 800

  • 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.

  • Fuel surchage may be applied subject to the prevailing fuel price.


Disclaimer: This program does not require approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, the registrar did not review this program

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