This course is designed for the career oriented individual with a focus on advanced training and a seamless course outline. You will start from zero flight time to becoming a fully Licensed Commercial Pilot with a Night Rating, VFR OTT, and a Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (MIFR). You will be trained in our C152 for basic maneuvers and moving up to the C172 and optionally the C172RG for advanced training, which leads you to the Multi-Engine training in the C310. This course is designed to parallel the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Pilot Diploma Program which, after approximately one year and a half, has you well prepared to startworking for one of the many operators we have close contact with. In fact, the majority of our grads are hired prior to graduation!

A minimum of 200 hours are required to obtain a CPL. The Professional Pilot Course includes the Multi-Engine IFR as part of the 200 hours after the CPL flight training is complete. The CPL and IR required ground school is included in the Sask Polytech Pilot Diploma Program. You may also optionally do it via offered online courses or self-study.

This course meets all of the flying experience requirements of the Sask Polytech Pilot Diploma Program. The timeline for the Diploma Program is available here. This course is available to anyone who wishes to become a CPL with more advanced skills. Completing the course as described below will set you up to be highly competitive in the piloting workforce. Outside of Sask Polytech, a timeline of 6-8 months of full-time study will be required.

Professional Pilot License (PPL)


Flying Breakdown

30 hours 15 hours

Cost Breakdown

    C152 (2 seats) C172 (4 seats) optional* Redbird FMX Simulator
Medical $120.00      
Ground School** $299.00      
Books and Materials $299.00      
27 hours Dual   $5,805.00 $6,480.00  
3 hours Dual        $450.00
15 hours Solo   $2,250.00 $2,625.00  
Written Exam Fee (TC)*** $105.00      
Flight Test Fee (TC)*** $250.00      
Licensing Fee (TC)*** $55.00      
English Proficiency Test (TC)*** N/C if MFC student      
TOTAL   $9,633.00 $10,683.00 (optional)*  

*Some students prefer to train in our larger C172
**Can be completed online
***(TC) Transport Canada
For broken down details on the PPL License, click here -- and for information on our training method for the PPL and how it sets us apart (and saves you time and money) click here!

Commercial Pilot License (CPL)


Flying Breakdown

35 Hours 30 Hours 60 Hours

Cost Breakdown

    C172 Redbird FMX Simulator
Night Rating Premium ($8/hr) $120.00  
28 hours Dual Advanced Training $6,720.00  
7 hours Dual Advanced Training   $1,050.00
30 hours Solo Advanced Practice  $5,250.00  
60 hours Solo Time Building  $10,500.00  
Written Exam Fee (TC)* $105.00    
Flight Test Fee
Licensing Fee
  TOTAL: $24,125.00   

Advanced training in our 172RG (aircraft with retractable landing gear and constant speed propellor) can also be used in flight training hours at a base rate of $205/hr. 

*(TC) Transport Canada fees.

Multi-Engine Rating (ME)


Cost Breakdown

    C310 Instructor Briefing
6 hours Dual C310 Advanced Instruction $2,874.00  
2 hours Instructor Briefing Advanced Instruction   $160.00
1.5 hours Solo C310 Flight Test $598.50  
Flight Test* $350.00    
License Fee* $30.00    
  TOTAL: $4,012.50

*(TC) Transport Canada.
See more information on the Multi-Engine Rating here.

Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (MIFR)


Flying Breakdown (Group One Instrument Rating)

11 hours 10 hours

Cost Breakdown (Group One Instrument Rating)

    C310 C172S Redbird
10 hours Dual Redbird FMX Flight Simulator       $1,650.00
6 hours Dual C172S     $1,530.00  
5 hours Dual C310   $2,395.00    
1.5 hours Solo C310   $598.50    
Written Exam* $35.00      
Flight Test* $350.00      
License Fee* $30.00      
  TOTAL: $6,588.50

*(TC) Transport Canada.

Cost Savings: Our C172S is equipped with Garmin 430 GPS; equivalent to our C310. Training in the C172S enables equal training at a slower pace and a lower cost, and is included for 6 hours in the IFR rating (this can be substituted for the C310 if preferred). The required IFR cross-country can also be completed on the C172S to lower costs as well if desired.

See more information on the Multi-Engine Instrument Rating here.

Total Cost for Entire Course $44,359.00 (or $45,409.00 if C172 used for PPL)

If chosen, additional costs of approximately $5,500.00 for the Sask Polytech Pilot Diploma Program  for the Commercial Pilot ground school requirements which includes tuition, books and uniform - tuition varies for international students.