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Reaching your pilot goals comes at a premium. To become an airline pilot, flight training can include up to 1,500 flying hours. With hourly rates starting at $150/h to over $350/h, in addition to ground school and several ratings, depending on the path you choose, the average cost for an aspiring pilot can be between
$100,000 – $200,000 CAD
Take a look at some of the costs associated with flight training.
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Private Pilot Licence (PPL)
Starting at $14,000
This is the starting point for most pilots, as the private pilot licence allows a pilot to carry multiple passengers. It is also the stepping stone for earning other ratings, such as the night, multi-engine, and instrument ratings.
Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)
Starting at $17,000
This is the next stage of training for holders of a private pilot licence, and ultimately the next step in becoming a professional pilot.
Multi Engine - Instrument Rating (Multi-IFR)
Starting at $15,000
These ratings (often completed in tandem) are add-ons for holders of a private pilot or commercial pilot license. The multi-engine rating, as the name suggests, allows you to fly planes with more than one engine, while the instrument rating allows you to fly planes under instrument conditions.
Starting at $3,500
An add-on rating which allows the holder of a private pilot licence (at minimum) the ability to fly at night.
Starting at $12,000
The instructor rating allows you the opportunity to develop the confidence and skills required to teach others how to fly, while equipping you with the necessary tools for succeeding as a professional pilot.
Recreational Permit (RPP)
Starting at $9,000
This permit is designed for day operations in a non-high performance aircraft, where pilots are able to fly with a solo passenger.
VFR Over The Top (OTT) Rating
Starting at $5,000
This rating allows holders of a private pilot licence to fly above clouds to arrive at a destination with VFR weather.
Training Supplies etc.
Starting at $1,000
Finding quality headsets, kneeboards, electronic flight computers are not always covered by flight schools. AMEs have a number of tools and resources required to support their training. To purchase a resource package for an aspiring pilot or AME, please visit our resources for success program.