Frequently Asked Questions

Who can take lessons?

You can start at any age, but you can’t fly solo until age 14. There is also a simple medical exam. You must be over 16 years old to receive a Recreational Permit (which carries some restrictions). At age 17 you can qualify for a Private Pilot License.

Is the training difficult?

The material isn’t difficult, but there is a lot to learn! Our instructors make learning fun and easy and you progress at your own pace, on your own schedule.

Do I have to own an airplane?

No, the use of Club aircraft is included in the training cost. Pilots can rent planes from the Club: you are charged only for the time the plane is in use.

How much does it cost?

That depends, but a reasonable average is about $8,700 for a Private License, or $5,000 for a Recreational Permit. You “pay as you go,” by cash, cheque or credit card. Please browse this page for the approximate cost for each type of license.

Once I get my License how often do I have to fly in order to keep it?

You keep your privileges as long as you fly once every 5 years. If you want to rent an aircraft from the Club you must fly at least once every 60 days. If you haven’t flown within 60 days, you will have to take a short check flight with an instructor. You must also have a valid medical.