Private Pilot License

Come fly in a safe, professional and friendly environment.



  • CAC application and successful interview

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

  • Category 3 medical

  • Operational, or expert, aviation english language proficiency demonstration

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 1.

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

  • Costs do not include taxes and potential fuel surcharges 

  • 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.


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


72 - 18300 Ford Road,

Pitt Meadows - BC

V3Y 0C6


Administrative Hours:

Mon - Fri 8:30AM - 5:00PM

Main Administrative Phone (Monday - Friday):

+1 604.299.7777