Getting Started Become a Pilot Today!

Whether you are planning a career in aviation or planning on flying as a hobby, the PPL
is the first official License for everyone. Earning a PPL will allow you to pilot an aircraft
with passengers and attach ratings. As you gain experience and skill level you can
move up to a Night Rating (NR), Instrument Rating (IR), VFR Over the top Endorsement
(VOTT), Seaplane Rating, or Multi-Engine Rating. As you can see there are no shortage
of opportunities to learn and advance your skills!

Course Length

Anticipate 5-6 weeks if full-time, 5 months if part-time.

PPL Requirements

  • Be at least 14 years old to solo. Also, you must have reached your 17th birthday to receive a PPL;
  • Have completed an Aviation Medical, Category 3 or higher. (Ground school training can be started without the medical);
  • Minimum 40 hours of ground school, offered here;
  • Minimum 45 hours of flight time;
  • Written Exam (Transport Canada): written exam with a pass mark of 60%. Exam invigilator on staff to write at school; letter of recommend required (MFC standard: minimum 2 exams with average of 80%). 
  • Flight Test: Transport Canada approved Pilot Examiner on staff; letter of recommend required (MFC standard: adequate pre-flight completed with instructor).

Flying Breakdown

TOTAL DUAL TOTAL SOLO
30 hours 15 hours

Cost Breakdown

    C152 (2 seats) C172 (4 seats)*
Medical $120.00    
Ground School** $299.00    
Books and Materials $299.00    
30 hours Dual   $6,150.00 $6,900.00
15 hours Solo   $2,175.00 $2,550.00
Written Exam Fee (TC)*** $105.00    
Flight Test Fee (TC)*** $300.00    
Licensing Fee (TC)*** $55.00    
English Proficiency Test (TC)*** No charge if MFC student    
TOTAL   $9,503.00 $10,628.00

*Some students prefer to train in our larger C172
**Can be completed on-line
***(TC) Transport Canada
Note: The above training requirements represent TC minimums. It may take some students more time to complete depending on ability or if training flights are not consistently scheduled and flown.

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