How long does it take to get a private pilot’s license in Canada?
The minimum required time set by Transport Canada is 45 hours of training. The national average is closer to 60 hours. Timeline to complete is based largely on the student’s availability, weather conditions, and student’s ability. Everyone learns at a different rate, so we tell our students to set their goal, and we will try to help them achieve it.
How much does it cost to become a pilot in Canada?
Flight instruction is $167 per hour plus $70 per hour for ground briefing by the instructor. Flight time is calculated from engine start to engine stop and rounded to the nearest 0.1 hours (6 minutes).
How old do I have to be to become a pilot in Canada?
You must be 16 years of age to hold a Recreational Pilot Permit. However, training can begin at a much earlier age.
You must be 17 years of age to hold a Private Pilot License. However, training can begin as early as 14.
Do you rent airplanes?
Our planes can be rented at $167 per hour from engine start to stop
What kind of Aircraft do you operate?
Huron Flight Services Operates Cessna 172 Skyhawks and a Piper Warrior for single-engine training.
Can your Aircraft fly up-side-down?
Not on purpose.
Do planes have 4 wheel drive? and can we fly in the wintertime?
Our planes do not have 4 wheel drive, but flying in the wintertime is one of the best times of the year to fly. The cold dense air holds a lot less moisture which gives us excellent visibility, great engine performance, and wing lift performance. All our aircraft have heaters and to the job well.
How long are sightseeing tours and introductory flights?
Our sightseeing tours are 45 minutes from engine start to stop. An average tour will take you over to Blue Point, then west along the shoreline of Lake Huron, over the bridges, down the river to Stag Island, then back to the airport. There is no set route, so passengers are encouraged to ask about what they would like to see. We do our best to make it happen.
The introductory flight is a one on one flight. It’s designed to show you what id’s like to fly the plane. It starts with 30 minutes on the ground going over basic flight theory and aircraft controls, then to a walk-around inspection. Then you will hop in the pilot’s seat with an instructor and take to the sky for 30 minutes. This is an ideal way to find out if lying is for you.