Sky Wings
  Private Pilot License


airplane  Minimum age for Student Pilot Permit - 14 Years
  airplane  Minimum age for Private Pilot License  - 17 Years
Medical: airplane  Candidate must pass a medical exam conducted 
             by a Transport Canada Designated Examiner.
  airplane  An electrocardiogram is required if the candidate
40 years or older.

license Requirments:

Minimum Transport Canada
Average Program
17 hours dual instruction 25 hours dual instruction
12 hours solo practice  20 hours solo practice
45 hours total flight time 45 hours total flight time
40 hours ground school 40 hours ground school




Knowledge and Experience                     
Candidate must pass a written exam as well as a flight test. There are no minimum educational requirements and all course material is well laid out and easy to understand.

Time Required to Complete the Course

Students enrolled in or full time program will require approx 6 weeks for completion. Those wishing to train on a part time basis can expect to take 3 or 4 months to complete the course. Training can be conveniently scheduled around your personal schedule.

Ground School

Ground school commences the second week of each month and is held on Tuesday/Thursday evenings & Saturdays. For specific dates, please call our office.

We also have a one on one program to suit individuals with a unique schedule who cannot follow the class schedule of our regular program. Please call our office and spak

Extensive ground training and numerous proficiency exams will ensure that the student is thoroughly prepared for the written exam.

Following is the ground school schedule. This schedule is subject to change, but course content will remain the same.

Our summer PPL Ground School follows a compressed schedule. Please contact our office for more details.

PPL Ground School starts 9th September 2013.- Check timing here
(Check this months groudshool starts from Monday Sep 9th)

  WEEK 1  
Theory of Flight 1 Theory of Flight 2 Meteorology 1
Air Law 1 Air Law 2 Eng. and Airframes
    Eng. and Airframes
  WEEK 2  
Weight & Balance Meteorology 2 Meteorology 4
Performance Charts Meteorology 3 Meteorology 5
    Human Factors
  WEEK 3  
Canada Flight Supplement Radio Navigation Navigation
E6B Flight Computer Navigation
    Flight Operations
    Pilot Decision Making

Course Average Cost:

  27 Hours dual instruction
  15 Hours solo practice
  5 Hours Ground Briefing
  5 Hours Exam Review
  3 Hours Simulator
  Ground school  
  Book Kit  
  Administration Fee  

Please note: all prices are in Canadian Dollars and quoted for Domestic Students. International Students should contact Sky Wings Aviation Academy Ltd. for an individual price quote.


The rental rates are wet rate which includes fuel cost.

Training times and individual ground briefing may vary for each individual. For this reason it is not possible to forecast an exact cost for the course. Flight training and ground school are tax deductible, provided that the individual is contemplating a career in aviation. Price is subject to change without notice.

*Licensing, medical, written exam and flight test fees are not included and subject to change. For budgeting purposes, we estimate that you will need approximately $500.00 to cover these costs.  Written exams for the PPL can be done on Examination Computers at the Sky Wings Aviation Red Deer location.

Developed by :: Manisha Vyas   ©2010 Sky Wings Aviation Academy Ltd.