COST FOR A PRIVATE PILOT LICENCE
The cost for a Private Pilot License is a function of how long you take to be ready for the Transport Canada Flight and Written tests and what type of airplane you are training in.
A good estimate is in the $13,000 range when you factor in all of the fees associated with the process.
There are several components of cost in your training:
- Medical Examination from a TC approved Physician
- Ground School Tuition & Supplies
- Aircraft Rental during your flight training
- Flight Instructor Time during your flight training
- Transport Canada Fees for Flight & Written Examination
Many flight schools will quote you on the costs based on Transport Canada Minimum requirements. Costs based on this set of assumptions yields the following:
It is rare however that a student is able to complete the training in the Transport Canada minimum time period and a more realistic view of the cost is based on 60 hours of flight training and additional instructor time. These changes translate into the following:
Each student’s learning curve and training progress will differ based on their learning style and abilities.
In addition to these costs you will need to invest in a Headset which depending on quality will vary from $100 to $1,000.
Some schools also add additional costs for Insurance Waivers, Fuel Surcharges, Headset Rental etc. GHA does not have additional fees.