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Private Pilot License

The Private Pilot License (PPL) is the foundational pilot license in Canada.  It is recognized internationally, and as such allows you to fly both inside and outside of Canada.  

With a Private Pilot License, you can fly any single engine airplane and take multiple passengers along with you.  This license also allows for the addition of several ratings, such as a multi-engine or night rating (see Flight Training page for more information), and will be the first license you obtain along the path to become a Commercial Pilot if that is your goal.  

During your training, you will gain detailed knowledge of the aircraft, navigation, emergency procedures, radio procedures and pre-flight inspections. 

If you are interested in applying to become a Freedom Air student, please fill out the Membership Form and email it to

Cost and Rate Breakdown Sheet

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The minimum age to obtain the PPL is 17 years old and obtain a category 1 or 3 medical certificate. You may solo at 14 years old. A minimum of 45 hours total flight training time including a minimum of: 

  • 17 hours dual flight time, including: 

    • a minimum of 3 hour cross country flight​

    • a minimum of 5 hours instrument time

  • 12 hours solo flight time including: ​

    • 5 hours of cross country flight time of minimum 150 nautical miles with 2 full stop landings. ​

Minimum of 40 hours of Ground School and a 90% or higher of Pre-Solo Test of Air Regulations Exam and 60% or higher on the Private Pilot License - Aeroplane Exam

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