The Private Pilot License is guided towards individuals who maybe entertaining the notion of buying/building their own helicopter, joining our 3P Program or just want to fly for fun.
The course can be completed in as little as three months if taken on a full time basis or can be tailored to each individual’s schedule.
- An applicant must be a Canadian Citizen, landed immigrant, or a person lawfully admitted to Canada for flight training.
- An applicant may commence flight training at any age, but must be 14 years of age prior to first solo and 17 years of age for the issue of a private license-helicopter.
- Prior to first solo, an applicant must successfully complete a medical examination by a Transport Canada approved medical doctor.
||Minimum 17 years old
||5 years if holder is under 40;
2 years if holder is 40 or over.
||The holder of a private Pilot Licence-Helicopter may act as pilot-in-command or co-pilot of a helicopter for which the licence is endorsed.
||40 hrs of ground school. Pass 100-question multiple-choice exam obtaining at least 60% in each of 4 subject areas as well as 60% in the overall exam.
||Minimum 45 hrs total helicopter time (5 hrs may be simulator); with:
Minimum 17 hrs dual flight time: including 5hrs(3hrs may be simulator) of instrument flight time and 3 hrs of cross-country flight time.
Minimum 12 hrs solo flight time – including 5 hrs of cross country flight time with 1 cross country flight of not less than 100 nautical miles and 2 full stop landings at points other than the point of departure.
||Pass a flight test of approximately 1.5 hrs.