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Private Pilot Licence (PPL)

Flight Training is conducted at Pitt Meadows, British Columbia or Maniwaki, Quebec

About the Private Pilot License

Private Pilot Licence (PPL) program is favorable for entry level Pilots. The flight and ground training focus on knowledge and skills that will enable the candidate to obtain a private pilot licence. Students will learn the fundamentals of aviation theory and the skills to privately operate a single engine aircraft. PPL licence holders typically endorse the licence with a VFR-OTT rating or a night rating.

The PPL course is designed to adhere to the Transport Canada requirements of a private pilot licence, governing flight time, instrument time, and ground school time.


Students will learn the fundamentals of theory and the skills to operate an aircraft in a safe manner. 


The successful completion of our course, and the passing of the Transport Canada written exam and flight test results in a competent, skilled, and knowledgeable visual flight rules private pilot. 

Learn the steps required to obtain your private pilot license at Canadian Aviation College, located at Pitt Meadows Airport, British Columbia. This is also the first step and prerequisite to becoming a commercial pilot in the future.


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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