Principal Air - Flight Training / Charter in Canada

Principal Air - Flight Training / Charter in Canada, Learn to Fly


Unit D 30460 Liberator Ave. (Just past the Main Terminal)
Abbotsford International Airport
V2T 6H5
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Private Pilot License


Private Pilot Licence Information


Minimum Age: 17 years

Medical Required: Class 3

Recomended starting age of 16 or older.

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Course Description

Transport Canada requires:




Minimum Flight Time

45 hours including the following

Dual Flying (with instructor)

17 hours including

Cross Country

3 hours

Instrument Time (IFR)

5 hours

Solo Flying

12 hours

Cross Country

5 hours

Ground School - 40 hours including the following subjects: Canadian Aviation Regulations; Aerodynamics and Theory of Flight; Meteorology; Airframes, Engines, and Systems; Flight Instruments; Radio and Electronic Theory; Navigation; Flight Operations; Licensing Requirements; and Human Factors including Pilot Decision-Making.


Written Examination: Transport Canada's written examination, PPAER, may be taken in Vancouver or Abbotsford. A minimum of 60% in each of four areas - Air Law, Navigation, Meteorology, Aeronautics/General Knowledge - is required as well as in the overall written examination.

Flight Test: Flight Tests are conducted at Abbotsford by Transport Canada approved examiners.


The Private Pilot License allows a holder to fly day VFR, domestic or foreign, in aircraft up to 12,500 pounds with as many passengers as the aircraft is certified to carry. The following ratings may be added to the Private Pilot license: Night Rating; VFR Over the Top Rating (VFR-OTT); Multi-Engine Rating; Instrument Rating; and Float Endorsement.

The Private Pilot Licence is also your gateway to obtaining a Commercial Pilot Licence and a career in aviation, including an Instructor Rating.

This program does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skill & Training. As such, PTIB did not review the program.