Course Outline

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.

Course Prerequisites

  1. An applicant must be a Canadian Citizen, landed immigrant, or a person lawfully admitted to Canada for flight training.
  2. 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.
  3. Prior to first solo, an applicant must successfully complete a medical examination by a Transport Canada approved medical doctor.
AgeMinimum 17 years old
MedicalCategory 3
Valid For5 years if holder is under 40;
2 years if holder is 40 or over.
PrivilegesThe 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.
Knowledge40 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.
ExperienceMinimum 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.
SkillPass a flight test of approximately 1.5 hrs.