Recreational Pilot Permit

  • Prerequisites

    • Candidates must be 14 years of age to obtain a Student Pilot Permit, 16 years of age to apply for the Recreational Pilot Permit.
    • Applicants shall possess prior to solo and ideally prior to course commencement, a category 4, 3 or 1 medical certificate.
    • All candidates must successfully pass a written examination and flight test.
    • Candidates shall complete a minimum of 25 hours total flight time, consisting of a minimum of 15 hours dual and a minimum of 5 hours solo.
    • Candidates should, but are not required to, complete a minimum of 40 hours of ground school instruction.
  • Costs and Flight Times

  • Note: Flight training times specified are based on Transport Canada minimums and more training may be required. Costs do not include medical fees, flight/written test fees, Language Proficiency test fees.
  • Ground School (not required - if requested)
    $700.00
  • Cessna 172 M
    15 Hours Dual Flight Training @ $241
    $3,615.00
    10 Hours Solo Flight Time @ $175
    $1,750.00
  • Preparatory Ground Instruction/Flight Briefings
    15 Hours @ $66
    $990.00
  • Total (Ground School included)
    $7,055.00

Other Information:

  • At course commencement ensure that you have a copy of both the Transport Canada Flight Test Guide and the Study and Reference Guide.