Get Your Private Pilot License in Calgary

Calgary Private Pilot License Requirements

To become a Private Pilot in Calgary, you must fulfil certain prerequisites:

Age: You must be at least 17 years old to obtain the license, although training can start at 15.

Medical Certificate: A Category 3 or higher Aviation Medical Certificate is required.

English: A proven fluency in English given its status as the international language of aviation.

Ground School: A minimum of 40 hours of ground school is required, covering topics like Canadian Aviation Regulations, Aerodynamics, Meteorology, Navigation, and more.

Flying Requirements: A minimum of 45 hours of flight training is needed, which includes dual and solo flights, cross-country flights, and instrument training.

Examinations: You must pass the written examination (PPAER) and a flight test administered by Transport Canada​​​​.

Calgary Private Pilot Admission Requirements

Age: You must be at least 17 years old to obtain the Private Pilot License, although training can start at 15.

Medical Certificate: A Category 3 or higher Aviation Medical Certificate is required.

How Much Does it Cost to Become a Private Pilot in Calgary?

The cost to obtain a Private Pilot License (PPL) in Calgary varies based on the training hours and the flight school. On average, the costs can range from $18,000 to $25,000. This estimate is based on Transport Canada's minimum required hours, but actual expenses can vary depending on the individual's pace of learning. Executive Compass Flight Institute estimates the cost of the Private Pilot License is $13,895 based on Transport Canada minimum requirements, though many students may need 85 – 90 hours to be fully prepared.

Why Choose Executive Compass Flight Institute For Your Private Pilot License in Calgary?

Executive Compass Flight Institute offers a detailed Private Pilot License program, taught by experienced Flight Instructors, with comprehensive ground and flight training that adheres to Transport Canada's regulations. We also provide options for further advancement in pilot training, such as Commercial Pilot Licenses and additional ratings.

At Executive Compass safety is non-negotiable, you will have peace of mind with our fleet of excellent and well-maintained aeroplanes thanks to our in-house maintenance staff.  ​​The team here at Executive Compass Flight Institute goes above and beyond - our enthusiasm is contagious, and we share a genuine desire to see our students succeed! It isn't just about learning to fly; it is about becoming a skilled and confident pilot with a support system every step of the way.