Commercial Pilot License

AAA Aviation Flight Academy

Program Description

Commercial Pilot License

AAA Aviation Flight Academy

Why learn flying from AAA Aviation Academy?

  • We offer training which is recognized throughout Canada and internationally as second to none.
  • We have many established contacts within the aviation industry.
  • We have exceptionally professional staff. You will be able to see for yourself their commitment and absolute love for their jobs in everything they do.
  • Whether your career goals are in private, commercial or industry sector of aviation, we can potentially offer a growth path that can be the catalyst for a long term aviation career.
  • Unlike other areas in Canada, Chilliwack, British Columbia is an area where a student can achieve their goal of becoming a pilot within a very short period of time; partly due to the fact weather is rarely a factor, unlike some other parts in Canada.


  • Be at least 18 years of age at the completion of course;
  • Be the holder of a category 1 medical certificate after a medical examination by Canadian Aviation Medical Examiner.
  • Must POSSESS a Canadian Private Pilot License Aeroplane or any contracting state.

Theoretical Knowledge: Have undertaken a minimum of 80 hours of Commercial Pilot Aeroplane Ground School instruction on the following subjects (Ref: CARs 421.30)


  • Canadian Aviation Regulations
  • Licensing Requirements


  • Navigation
  • Radio and Electronic Theory


  • Meteorology


  • Airframe, Engines and Systems
  • Aerodynamics and Theory of Flight
  • Flight Instruments
  • Flight Operations
  • Human Factors and Pilot Decision-Making

Upon completion of the above ground school, obtain a minimum of 60% pass mark in each of the four mandatory subjects areas and 60% overall on a written Transport Canada Examination (CPAER). This exam consists of 100 questions, multiple choice and can be written in either English or French.

Practical Knowledge:

  1. To hold a Commercial Pilot License, the candidate must have acquired a minimum of 200 hours flight time in aeroplanes, of which a minimum of 100 hours must be Pilot in Command (PIC) including 20 hours PIC cross country flight time.

  2. A minimum of 65 hours of Commercial Pilot Flight Training in aeroplanes consisting of a minimum of (Ref: CARs 421.30) • 35 hours of dual instruction including:
  • 5 hours night, of which 2 hours must be cross country
  • 5 hours cross country, which can include the above night cross country
  • 20 hours of instrument flight training of which a maximum of 10 hours can be accomplished in an approved flight training simulator
  • 30 hours of solo flight time including o Minimum 300 NM cross-country

Commercial Pilot Flight Test:

Upon reaching the required skill level, the candidate will complete a Commercial Pilot Flight Test with a Transport Canada Designated Flight Test Examiner to standards outlined in the Flight Test Standard Guide (TP2655E)

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 18, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2017
Full time
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Canada Langley, British Columbia
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