Private Pilot Licence

For people interested in piloting their own or their company’s aircraft where a Recreational Pilot Permit does not satisfy their needs; a person may find the most utility in a Private Pilot Licence.

With a PPL, a person may:

  • Fly an airplane of class/type which the licence is endorsed by a rating (e.g. multi-engine seaplane)
  • Add any desired rating to your licence (e.g. seaplane rating)
  • Fly your airplane outside of Canada
  • but may NOT fly for hire or reward (however, if your work requires you to travel, you may use a PPL for this, as long as you are not employed as a pilot)
  • At least 17 years old
  • Have a valid category 3 medical certificate
  • 40 hours of ground school instruction
  • Complete written exam
  • 45 hours of flight instruction
  • Complete flight test

View a list of doctors able to issue a Transport Canada Medical Certificate in Saskatoon

Consult the Canadian Aviation Regulations for the complete details of these minimum requirements

Download PDF below for an estimate of cost to complete this course