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Cessna 172
The Private Pilot Licence is your first step towards a career in aviation! This licence allows you to fly airplanes like the Cessna 172 pictured above. It's the required stepping-stone to the commercial pilot licence.
Transport Canada has set out the training guidelines and minimum requirements to qualify for a Private Pilot Licence - Aeroplane (CAR’s 421.26) as follows:

1.    The applicant shall be at least 17 years of age.
2.    The applicant shall hold a Category 3 Medical Certificate (424.04 [3]) valid for a Private Pilot Licence - Aeroplane.

Note: If the applicant intends to become a career pilot a Category 1 Medical Certificate should be applied for to ensure that the applicant meets Commercial Pilot Standards.


Each applicant shall have completed a minimum of 40 hours of ground school instruction on the following subjects: Canadian Aviation Regulations, Aerodynamics and Theory of Flight, Meteorology, Airframes, Engines and Systems, Flight Instruments, Radio and Electronic Theory, Navigation, Flight Operations, Licensing Requirements and Human Factors including Pilot Decision-Making.  Upon completion of the ground school and 10 hours of flight time the applicant may challenge the written examination.  

The applicant shall obtain a minimum of 60% in each of the following four mandatory subject areas, AIR LAW, NAVIGATION, METEOROLOGY, AERONAUTICS. Private Pilot Licence- Aeroplane  (PPAER)


The applicant shall complete a minimum of 45 hours of flight time in aeroplanes, of which a minimum of 12 hours shall be pilot-in-command time including 5 hours cross-country pilot-in-command time; and the applicant shall, have completed a minimum of 17 hours dual instruction flight time, 3 hours dual cross-country time, 12 hours of solo flight time, including a 150 NM cross-country with 2 full stop landings at points other than the point of departure.    


The applicant must have a valid medical certificate, a letter of recommendation and have completed a minimum 45 flight hours to be eligible for the flight test.

Within the 12 month proceeding the date of application for the licence, an applicant shall successfully complete a flight test to the standard outlined in the Flight Test Standard Private and Commercial Pilot
Licences - Aeroplanes (TP2655E).


30 Hours Dual            4320.00
15 Hours solo            1485.00
Ground Briefings                      675.00
Ground School              275.00
Supplies                          250.00
Exam Fee                          105.00
Licensing Fee                55.00
Flight Test Fee              200.00

Total course expense               $7365.00

Simulator per hour           85.00 (can be used for extra training)
Prices do not include GST or medical fees

Course Outline:

Flight training is available in a Cessna 172, seven days a week, all year round.

Dual Training:
-    17 hours dual flight training
-      3 hours dual cross-country
-      5 hours instrument flight time

Solo Training:
-    12 hours solo flight time
-      5 hours solo cross country time
-    a 150 nautical mile cross-country flight with 2 full stop landings at points other than the point of departure

NOTE: The course cost above are subject to change without notice.  Be advised that the courses costs meet Transport Canada minimum requirements and due to individual differences in learning, that more flight training may be required to meet flight test standards

L.F.C. Flight Centre (2000) Ltd. is a locally owned company offering accredited flight instruction from Recreational Pilot Licence through to the Airline Transport Pilot Licence.

    L.F.C. Flight Centre (2000) Inc employs a full-time Class 1 Flight Instructor
    All courses are conducted in Lethbridge.
    We are an Alberta registered and licensed vocational school.
    Student financing  is available.