Welcome to the wonderful world of flying! You are about to embark on some of the most exciting and challenging training you will ever experience, all of which is focussed towards earning a Private Pilot License (PPL).
The training you will receive is structured in a Transport Canada approved syllabus that will provide you with all the knowledge and skills that you require to ensure a future of safe and enjoyable flying.
This information package is intended to provide you with a basic understanding of the training you will receive and how it will be conducted. Included in this package are:
Should you enrol in the PPL Course; the following information will also be provided:
Should you have any questions regarding this, or any other course offered by BP Aviation please feel free ask any of our staff or instructors. We would be most pleased to help you.
The Student Pilot Permit is the document that allows persons undertaking flight instruction to conduct flight training under solo conditions (ie: without a flight instructor in the aircraft). A licensed flight instructor must authorize all flights conducted under a Student Pilot Permit. Transport Canada requirements for the issuance of a Student Pilot Permit are:
|Age||Must be at least 14 years of age|
|Medical||Valid Category 1, 3, or 4 Medical Certificate|
|Knowledge||Pass PSTAR Examination (90%)|
|Skill||At Flight Instructor’s Discretion|
|Experience||At Flight Instructor’s Discretion|
The Private Pilot License is the minimum license level in Canada. The holder of a PPL can exercise the privileges of a pilot in any aircraft for which his license is endorsed and may carry passengers. The PPL is recognized internationally and trans-border flights are authorized. With additional training the holder of a PPL can also obtain additional license endorsements and ratings including night rating, VFR over the top rating, instrument rating, and multi-engine rating. Transport Canada requirements for the issuance of a Private Pilot License are as follows:
|Age||Must be at least 17 years of age|
|Medical||Valid Category 1 or 3 Medical Certificate|
|Skill||Pass Transport Canada Flight Test (PPFT)|
Transport Canada requires that all applicants for a Private Pilot License complete a Private Pilot Ground School of not less than 40 hours of instruction.
The Private Pilot Ground School offered by BP Aviation is taught by experienced, Transport Canada licensed instructors and provides 51 hours of multi-media classroom instruction covering all required subject areas. Key subject areas that will be covered during the Ground School include the following: