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PRIVATE PILOT LICENSE COURSE

A Private Pilot License allows you to fly light aircraft in Canada or Internationally with passengers. Island Coastal Aviation Inc. offers a Private Pilot Training Program based on Transport Canada’s minimum requirements of 45 hours of flight training, of which a minimum of 17 hours must be dual instruction, including a minimum of 3 hours dual cross country flight time and 5 hours instrument time. Minimum required solo time is 12 hours of flight time including 5 hours of cross country flight time with a flight of no less than 150 nautical miles which shall include 2 full stop landings (not including the point of departure).

Medical requirement is a Category 3 (proof of medical shall be produced at the time of the written exam and before a Student Pilot Permit can be issued.)

Island Coastal Aviation Inc. provides a Ground School program as preparation for the written examination administered by Transport Canada. As the Private Ground School Transport Canada requirement is 40 hours, Island Coastal Aviation provides a 40-hour course. This ground school satisfies the requirements of the Private Pilot License. A valid medical and 10 hours of flight time are required for the written exam.

The number of hours that you will take to complete the flight training will depend on number of hours flown per week, weather, student’s personal ability, etc.

Estimated Training Cost:(based on minimum completion time):

  Cessna 152
$135/hr solo
$195/hr dual
Cessna 172
$162/hr solo
$222/hr dual
30 Hours dual instruction
15 Hours solo instruction
10 Hours ground briefing
40 Hours Ground School
Ground School books & supplies
$5,850.00
2,025.00
600.00
499.00
350.00
$9,324.00
$6,660.00
2,430.00
600.00
499.00
350.00
$10,539.00
 
Flight Test Examiner Fee
License Processing Fee
Radio and Pre Solo Exams
Transport Canada Written Exam Fee
Medical (approximate cost)
300.00
55.00
70.00
105.00
120.00
$650.00
300.00
55.00
70.00
105.00
120.00
$650.00
 
Total Costs: (exclusive of applicable taxes) Aug 2014 $9,974.00 $11,189.00


All costs INCLUDE fuel surcharges, insurance, etc. Only applicable tax is not included.