Private Pilot Licence

Ever dream of getting a private pilot licence?

The private pilot licence allows a pilot to fly alone or with multiple passengers throughout Canada and the United States.

A Private Pilot Licence holder can earn other endorsements on their licences such as the night rating, instrument rating, and multi-engine rating. You can start this program at any time and become a private pilot in as little as 3 - 5 months depending on student availability and other factors.

The Private Pilot License is also the first step toward obtaining a commercial pilot license and becoming an airline pilot.

Private Pilot Requirements

  • Candidates must be 17 years of age for the issuance of a Private Pilot Licence

  • A Category 1 or 3 medical certificate

    Private Pilot Program Requirements

    • Minimum 45 hours of flight required by Transport Canada

    • Dual Training: 17 hours (minimum)

    • Solo Training: 12 hours (minimum)

    • Ground School – 60 hours

    • Minimum 60% on Transport Canada written exam (PPAER)

    • Successfully pass the Transport Canada flight test


      Private Pilot Licence Cost

      Dual Training (17 hours) $283 per hour
      Solo Training (28 hours) $208 per hour
      Simulator Training $245 per hour
      Ground Briefing (21 hours) $75 per hour
      Ground School $430
      Ground School Kit $550
      Application Fee $250
      Administration Fee $250

      • Estimated cost of the Private Pilot Licence is $15,650 based on Transport Canada minimum requirements. Actual hours and costs can vary depending on individual student performance.
      • Licensing related fees $1325.
      • Prices do not include taxes.
      • Prices are subject to change.

      Renting Aircraft and Time Building

      Executive Compass Flight Institute is a proud partner of the West Coast Pilot Club located at Langley Regional Airport (CYNJ).

      Our partnership allows our students who have graduated from our Private Pilot Licence (PPL) program to easily transition to renting aircraft through the West Coast Pilot Club.

      Do you have your Private Pilot Licence and would like to rent aircraft for longer trips to the United States, Kelowna and beyond?


      Are you now a CPL Student looking to time build with more flexibility, but remain a student at Compass Flight for your flight training hours?

      Try West Coast Pilot Club!