In as little as 45 hours of flight training, you can become a private pilot. This will allow you to fly anywhere in Canada and is the first step to becoming a professional pilot! When deciding which license is right, students should consider what type of flying they want to do. The Private Pilot License offers more freedom than the Recreational Pilot Permit. Being a private pilot has many advantages.
Ontario Flight Centre strives to provide a relaxed, enjoyable and fun flight training experience while maintaining a high level of safety and professionalism.
Ontario Flight Centre provides flight training on the highly successful and widely used Cessna 172 aircraft. The Cessna 172 is the most often used flight training aircraft in the world for a reason. It has been produced since the 1950s and has proven itself as a safe and reliable aircraft for flight training. The Cessna 172 offers low fuel consumption and low maintenance and insurance expenses which will keep flight training costs reasonable.
Ontario Flight Centre has on staff a Class One Flight Instructor with over 20 years of experience in the aviation industry. There is also a Transport Canada and Industry Canada Authorized Person on staff to sign off any permits and licenses required throughout the training program. This will save the students from having to travel to Toronto for these services.
Please Note: The prices listed on this page reflect the National average flight time to complete the Private Pilot License (Approximately 65 hours) not the minimum 45 hours. We want students to have a realistic expectation to avoid surprises if more than 45 hours is required.
There is no minimum age to begin training towards a Recreational Pilot Permit however, students must be 14 years of age before they can fly solo and 17 years of age before they can hold the license. Students will also be required to pass either a Category 3 or 1 Aviation Medical.
Ground school is mandatory for the Private Pilot License. A 100 question, multiple-choice Transport Canada written exam is required for the Private Pilot License and candidates must achieve a minimum of 60% on each of the four subject areas as well as 60% overall. The four subject areas are Airlaw, Navigation, General Knowledge and Meteorology.
Flight Training will consist of a minimum of 45 hours of in-flight experience which is broken down into a minimum of 17 hours of dual training and 12 hours of solo training. Students will complete 5 hours of cross country with an instructor and 5 hours cross country solo. 5 hours of simulated instrument time will also be covered. Any remaining time will be a combination of both dual and solo flight training. These flight times are the minimum requirements and individual flight times may vary.
If you are interested in starting flying lessons to become a pilot, or if your still not sure, we recommend an Introductory Flying Lesson. This fun and low stress flight will give you the chance to take the controls and experience the freedom of flight. If after this flight you would like to start flight training, our friendly staff will point you in the right direction. To book your introductory flying lesson, scroll to the bottom of this page, enter your email address and someone will be on contact with you shortly. It’s that simple. If you would like more information on the Introductory Flying Lesson, click Introductory Flying Lesson