COURSE FEES

Edmonton Flying Club Course Expenses

Note the following are minimum costs, actual costs might be higher based on the student's progress through the program.

Recreational Pilot Permit

Club Membership: 100.00
Ground School (48 hours): 450.00
Books and Supplies: 350.00
INITIAL COST: 1000.00

PRACTICUM
Hours | Component | Rate | Cost
18 | Dual Flight | 280.00 | 5040.00
7 | Solo Flight | 205.00 | 1435.00
5 | Ground Brief | 75.00 | 375.00
EFC TOTAL MIN COST: $6,850.00

Transport Canada Written Fee: 150.00
Flight Test Fee: 450.00
Transport Canada Licensing Fee: 55.00
Processing Fee: 50

Total MINIMUM Cost: $8,405.00

Private Pilot Licence

Club Membership: 100.00
Ground School (90 hours): 450.00
Books and Supplies: 350.00
INITIAL COST: 1000.00

PRACTICUM
Hours | Component| Rate | Cost
30 | Dual Flight | 280.00 | 8400.00
15 | Solo Flight | 205.00 | 3075.00
25 | Ground Brief | 75.00 | 1875.00
EFC TOTAL MIN COST: $13,350.00

Transport Canada Written Fee: 150.00
Flight Test Fee: 450.00
Transport Canada Licensing Fee: 55.00

Total MINIMUM Cost: $14, 905.00

The National average PPL
is between $20,000- $25,000

Commercial Pilot Licence

Club Membership: 100.00
Ground School (80 hours): 550.00
Books and Supplies: 100.00
INITIAL COST: 750.00

PRACTICUM
Hours | Component | Rate | Cost
35 | Dual Flight | 280.00 | 9800.00
30 | Solo Flight | 205.00 | 6150.00
25 | Ground Brief | 75.00 | 1875.00

Transport Canada Written Fee: 150.00
Flight Test Fee: 450.00
Transport Canada Licensing Fee: 80.00

Total MINIMUM Cost: $19,255.00

In order to obtain the Commercial licence the applicant must have a minimum total time of 200 hours, of which 100 hours must be Pilot-in-Command time. The above cost does not take into account the build-up time of approximately 70 hours

Night Rating

PRACTICUM
Hours | Component | Rate | Cost
5 | Dual Instrument | 280.00 | 1400.00
5 | Dual Night | 280.00 | 1400.00
5 | Solo Night | 205.00 | 1025.00
5 | Ground Brief | 75.00 | 375.00

Transport Canada Licensing Fee: 30.00
Processing Fee: 30.00

Total MINIMUM Cost: $4,435.00

Flight Instructor Rating

Books: 23.00

PRACTICUM
Hours | Component | Rate | Cost
30 | Dual Flight | 285.00 | 8550.00
25 | Ground Brief | 80.00 | 2000.00
Transport Canada Written Fee:30.00
Flight Test Fee: 450.00
Transport Canada Licensing Fee: 30.00

Total MINIMUM Cost: $11,110.00

Multi-Engine Rating

Books: 100.00

PRACTICUM
Hours | Component | Rate | Cost
8 | Dual Flight | 470.00 | 3,640.00
1 | Solo (Flt Test) | 375.00 | 375.00
5 | Ground Brief | 80.00 | 400.00
Online Ground school: 50.00
Flight Test Fee: 400.00
Transport Canada Licensing Fee: 30.00

Total MINIMUM Cost: $4,995.00

VFR Over-the-Top Rating

PRACTICUM
Hours | Component | Rate | Cost
10 | Dual Instrument | 280.00 | 2800.00
5 | MFD Simulator | 155.00 | 775.00
3 | Ground Brief | 75.00 | 225.00

Transport Canada Licensing Fee: $30.00
Processing Fee: 30.00

Total MINIMUM Cost: $3,830.00

Single-Engine Instrument Rating

Books: 200.00

PRACTICUM
Hours | Component | Rate | Cost
12 | Dual | 285.00 | 3420.00
5 | Ground Brief | 80.00 | 400.00
20 | MFD Simulator | 155.00 | 3100.00

Transport Canada Written Fee: 150.00
Flight Test Fee: 350.00
Transport Canada Licensing Fee: 30.00

Total MINIMUM Cost: $7,550.00

Multi-Engine Instrument Rating

Books: 200.00

PRACTICUM
Hours | Component | Rate | Cost
10 | Dual | 455.00 | 4,550.00
6 | Ground Brief | 80.00 | 480.00
20 | MFD Simulator | 155.00 | 3100.00
1 | Solo (flt test) | 375.00 | 375.00

Transport Canada Written Fee: 150.00
Flight Test Fee: 400.00
Transport Canada Licensing Fee: 30.00

Total MINIMUM Cost: $9,285.00

Fine Print

  • All prices are subject to G.S.T. using the Transport Canada minimum requirements for each licence rating or permit.
  • Flight Times are based on the use of the C172S (Glass); except multi-engine time (twin).
  • These prices are effective as of December 31, 2020. Prices are subject to change without notice.
  • To help students better prepare for the expenses of flight training, EFC has created a document that outlines the averages for students to complete each of the licence ratings or permits.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Each year the Edmonton Flying Club prides itself in being able to offer at least $5,000 to students who complete their training at the club.

The following scholarships are available:

Jack and Dorothy Melling Private Pilot License Scholarship

Each year the Edmonton Flying Club prides itself in being able to offer at least $5,000 to students who

Every year we rank the top private pilots. We combine the scores of both the private flight test and the private written examination. From these score we determine the 3 highest achieving students and reward them with:

  • 1st Place $2,500
  • 2nd Place $1,500
  • 3rd Place $1,000

Other Scholarships

From time to time the Club will also issue scholarships on a one time basis. This occurs if there is room in the budget at the end of the year. These scholarships are given to students who demonstrate a financial need, as we realize that flying is an expensive venture and we wish to see everybody pursue their dream of flying.

George Reid Scholarship

This scholarship has been created in honor of George Reid who was an EFC member for over 80 years! George was an all around amazing person. Someone who was always willing to help, especially with anything flying related and always with the best attitude. This scholarship is about #espiritdecorps and we look forward to awarding future members who show this same kindness and positivity during their training for years to come! But to keep this scholarship going we need to help the fund grow! For information on how to donate contact Sophia at cfi@flyefc.ca.

David Owen Scholarship

We have exciting news! There is a new scholarship coming to the Edmonton Flying Club! This scholarship is in memory of EFC past member David Owen. David had a love of flying from a very early age and his family are creating this scholarship to keep his memory that much more alive!

For the scholarship, we are asking students, who wish to apply to write a 1 page letter on why you have a love of aviation, and why you want to be a pilot. We love creativity so be as creative as you want! There are 3 pilots, who were great friends of David’s, who will review the applications and decide on who receives the award.

Requirements to apply for the $3500 annual scholarship:

1. Must have completed your Private Pilot’s Licence

2. Be a student at the Edmonton Flying Club working on your Commercial License

3. Have a love of aviation

4. Application deadline August 15th.

Applications should be sent to davidowenscholarship@gmail.com. Good Luck!!

STUDENT LOANS

Edmonton Flying Club is an approved educational institution for student loans for flight training.

Notes:

  • At this time, student loans are not available for private pilot license (PPL) training.
  • EFC will provide a letter of enrollment to assist with financial planning for flight training.
  • Loan payments must start 6 months after the completion of your studies or if you withdraw from the program.

TAXES & FLIGHT TRAINING

A student may be able claim certain flight instruction expenses providing it is their intention to pursue a career in aviation.

Must be 16 years old to claim before the end of the tax year.
The CRA may deny your claim for your PPL if you have not registered and are actively pursuing your Commercial License.

Social Insurance Number is now required for us to generate the certificate.

Flying costs can be claimed up to the minimum licencing & rating requirements (i.e. 45 hours for the PPL, 65 hours for the CPL)
We will issue a tax certificate to students who have completed the request form.
Tax forms for 2020 training will be available by Feb. 28, 2021.

 

Need further information, call Gerald at 780-800-9639 Ext. 5 or email: gerald@flyefc.ca