BECOMING A PRIVATE PILOT
Welcome to Your Private Pilot Training
- Student Pilot Permit – 14 years old
- Private Pilot License – 17 years old
- Canadian Aviation Regulations
- Aerodynamics and Theory of Flight
- Airframes, Engines and Systems
- Flight Instruments
- Radio and Electronic Theory
- Flight Operations
- Licensing Requirements
- Human Factors, including pilot decision-making
- Air Law – regulations, rules and orders, air traffic services, practices and procedures, and licensing requirements relevant to the licence
- Navigation – navigation, radio aids and electronic theory
- Aeronautics – General Knowledge – airframes, engines and systems, theory of flight, flight instruments and flight operations
- 17 hours dual instruction flight time including a minimum of 3 hours cross-country flight time and 5 hours of instrument time of which a maximum of 3 hours may be instrument ground time
- 12 hours solo flight time including 5 hours cross-country flight time with a flight of a minimum of 150 nautical miles which shall include 2 full stop landings at points other than the point of departure.
- Student Pilot Permit, Aviation Regulations Examination (PSTAR)
- Radio Operators Exam
- Check flight with Class 1 or 2 instructor
- Transport Canada written examination Private Pilot – Aeroplane (PPAER)
- Transport Canada Flight Test (Pilot Examiner on site)
Your Training is divided into two parts:
1. GROUND SCHOOL
- A letter of recommendation from the Flight Training Unit or from the flight instructor who is responsible for the training of the applicant, stating that the applicant has completed the ground school instruction, and has reached a sufficient level of knowledge to write the examination.
- an applicant for a Private Pilot Licence shall have completed 10 hours flight time in the same category of aircraft, or hold a valid Pilot Permit – Ultra-light Aeroplane.
2. FLIGHT TRAINING
The weather conditions required for the dual and solo portion of the Private Pilot Licence are as follows:
- Dual Training (Day, Single Engine, Local) – Minimum ceiling of 1,000 AGL and 3 statute miles visibility.
- Solo Training (Day, Single Engine, Local) – Minimum ceiling of 2,000 AGL and 10 statute miles visibility.
- Dual Training (Day, Single Engine, Cross Country) – Minimum ceiling of 1,500 AGL and 3 statute miles visibility at departure point, enroute weather, and destination forecast.
- Solo Training (Day, Single Engine, Cross Country) – Minimum ceiling of 3,000 AGL and 15 statute miles visibility at departure point, enroute weather, and destination forecast. You must return at least 1 hour before sunset.
- Maximum wind & cross-wind for conducting takeoffs and landings.
- Single Engine Dual – Maximum wind of 25 knots and/or cross wind component not to exceed POH to the discretion of the instructor and CFI.
- Single Engine Solo – Maximum wind of 15 knots and/or cross wind component of 10 knots
- Minimum Temperatures for Flight Training Operations
- Single Engine
- Dual Flight – Not Less than -26° C Not more than 29C
- Note* these temperatures are before wind chill. Safety is always the priority with EFC and hence warmer temperatures with high wind chill values are to the discretion of the instructor with consultation to the CFI or ACFI.
- Fuel reserves necessary for dual, solo and local and cross-country training flights.
- Local single engine:
- Dual Flight – 45 minutes
- Solo Flight – 45 minutes
- Cross-country single engine:
- Dual Flight – 45 minutes
- Solo Flight – 1 hours. All solo flights must leave with full tanks.
THE PRACTICE AREA
REPORTING OF DEFECTS
UNSCHEDULED or FORCED LANDINGS
STUDY AND REFERENCE GUIDES
Please ensure you acquire a current Study and Reference Guide (TP 12880E) and Flight Test Guide for the Private Pilot Licence (TP 13723E).