Obtaining a pilot licence consists of two parts: In-flight training helps you learn and understand the performance of your aircraft. Initial flight training is conducted dual, with an Instructor, until you have achieved a level of competency that allows you to practice solo. The length of time it takes you to reach this stage will depend on your ability and frequency of training. Ground school classes prepare you for the written exam. Classes are recommended for all potential pilots. The course material simplifies the theory of flight and explains topics as diverse as aircraft structure, engine operations, and how to interpret meteorological conditions. Other integral parts of the program include interpreting Canadian air law and developing navigational skills. Second Career training is specially designed to help laid-off Ontarians participate in long-term training for a new job and may be available to pilots who hold a Private Pilot Licence. commercial pilot Whether you want to fly recreationally or become a Commercial Pilot, the St. Thomas Flight Centre is big enough to serve you and small enough to care!

Commercial Pilot Licence


Must be 18 years for the issue of the Licence

Medical Fitness

Applicant must hold a Category 1 medical


Applicant must hold a Private Pilot Licence An applicant shall have completed a minimum of 200 hours flight time in aeroplanes, of which a minimum of 100 hours shall be pilot-in-command time including 20 hours cross-country pilot-in-command flight time Applicant shall have completed 65 hours of commercial pilot flight training with a minimum of: (A) 35 hours dual instruction flight time including

  • (i) 5 hours cross country
  • (ii) 5 hours night, including a minimum of 2 hours of cross-country flight time
  • (iii) 20 hours of instrument flight time

(B) 30 hours solo flight time including

  • (i) 25 hours solo flight time emphasizing the improvement of general flying skills of the applicant which shall include a cross-country flight to a point of a minimum of 300 nautical mile radius from the point of departure and shall include a minimum of 3 landings at points other than that of departure
  • (ii) 5 hours solo flight time by night.


  • Applicant must obtain not less than 60% on Transport Canada exam (CPAER)
  • Applicant shall have completed 40 hours of ground school and 100 hours flight time prior to writing exam


  • Applicant must pass a flight test with a pilot examiner
  • Applicant must have completed 150 hours of flight training prior to admission to flight test


The holder of a Commercial Pilot Licence may (a) exercise the privileges of a Private Pilot Licence (b) exercise the privileges of a VFR OTT rating (c) while engaged in providing a commercial air service act as pilot-in-command


  • Instructor $65 /hour
  • Cessna 152 $128 /hour
Program taught in:
  • English
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2020
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