The Private Pilot Licence is the perfect solution for people who want to be able to rent or own an aircraft to take friends and family flying.

Southern Interior Flight Centre's Private Pilot Licence is an exciting opportunity for you to obtain a Private Pilot Licence on your own schedule! 

This is also the first step for those starting their Commercial Licence, as a Private Pilot Licence is a prerequisite.


You can start at any time as ground school is online. Flights are booked during daylight hours and in good weather based on your schedule.


The Private Pilot Licence is valid for flight anywhere in Canada and the United States, with a single engine aircraft during day, VFR conditions. You can take as many people as the aircraft can legally and safely hold. The Private Pilot Licence also allows for you to add on your Night Rating, Multi-Engine Rating, Seaplane Rating and Instrument Rating.


Medical Category 3 or 1
Age 14 years old to hold the Student Pilot Permit
17 years old to hold the actual Private Pilot Licence upon completion
Language Read and Write English

NOTE: You can start your training before completing your medical, but we suggest you do the medical first to make sure there are no issues that would preclude you from holding the Student Pilot Permit or actual permit, licence or rating once you are done.


Total Flight Time: 45 hours, including:
17 hrs Dual (3 hrs cross country, 5 hrs instrument)
12 hrs Solo (5 hrs cross country, 150 NM flight)
Flight Test Private Pilot Licence Flight Test
Ground School 40 hours
Language Aviation Language Proficiency Test (ALPT) - Operational or Expert
Written Exam 60% Private Pilot Licence - Aeroplane (PPAER)

Expanded explanations of the PPL prerequisites and training requirements can be found at the Transport Canada web site Here.

*PTIB Approval not required.