The Calgary Flight Training Centre is committed to excellence in training tomorrow's commercial aviators.
The commercial pilot license is divided into a ground school and a flight component. The ground school is comprised of 80 hours training and is designed to prepare you to write your written exam. To be licensed as a commercial pilot you will need a total of 200 hours flight time. While completing commercial training you will obtain a night rating as well as multi-engine instrument rating. Some hours will be done with and instructor but many will also be time-building hours while you build valuable experience. Alberta residents are also eligible for student loans.
- Hold a valid private pilot license
- Must be 18 years of age to be licensed however training can begin at an earlier age
- Category 1 Medical
Course Requirements (Based on minimum Transport Canada requirements)
- Minimum 200 hours total flight time of which 100 hours shall be "pilot-in-command" (PIC), 20 hours shall be cross country, and 25 hours shall be instrument time (This includes all previously acquired hours)
- 45 hours dual instruction including:
- 5 hours night including 2 hours night cross country
- 5 hours cross country
- 20 hours instrument
- 30 hours solo including:
- 25 hours improving general flying skills
- 5 hours night
- 10 hours ground school
- Passing grade on Transport Canada written exam and flight test
Length of Course
The commercial pilot course can take anywhere between 6-12 months to complete depending on whether the student is full-time or part-time
Privileges and Limitations
The holder of a Commercial Pilot License may operate any Canadian registered single engine non-high performance aircraft for hire in VFR conditions
- Fly VFR "over-the-top"
- Fly at night
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