Commercial Pilot License

Calgary Flight Training Centre

Program Description

Commercial Pilot License

Calgary Flight Training Centre

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
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated May 25, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2017
Part time
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Canada - Calgary, Alberta
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Sept. 2017
Canada - Calgary, Alberta
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