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FAMILIARIZATION FLIGHT

Formation Flying in Niagara
Formation Flying in Niagara

If you are considering enrolling in flight training, for only $75.00(plus HST) you can take to the skies at the controls of an aircraft, with our familiarization flight.

You will sit in the pilot’s seat and have the thrilling experience of taking control of the aircraft under direct supervision of one of our qualified flight instructors.

The familiarization flight is offered at a discounted price to make it an attractive gift idea or to allow the prospective student to experience the once in a lifetime thrill of seeing the world from up high.

This flight can also be purchased as a gift certificate and the flight time will count toward the pilot licence.

Call 905.684.9447 to book your flight.

RECREATIONAL PILOT PERMIT

The recreational pilot permit (RPP) allows you to fly, a single engine, non-high performance aeroplane designed for a maximum of four seats. You may fly in Canada during day visual flight rules only, carrying no more than one passenger. This permit is suitable for a recreational flyer or a young pilot who does not yet meet the age requirement for a private pilot licence.

Requirements

The holder of a recreational pilot permit shall be a minimum of sixteen years of age and hold a category 4 medical certificate. A candidate may begin flight training prior to the age requirement of the permit.

Knowledge

It is highly recommended, though not mandatory, to complete the Private Pilot Groundschool in order to prepare for the written exam at Transport Canada. The exam has 80 multiple choice questions. You must obtain a minimum of 60% on the overall exam, as well as each of the four sections of the exam listed below.

1. Air law- Regulations, rules and orders, air traffic services, practices and procedures, and licensing requirements relevant to the permit.

2. Navigation- navigation, radio aids and electronic theory;

3. Meteorology

4. Aeronautics- general knowledge- airframes, engines and systems, theory of flight, flight instruments, flight operations and human factors.

Experience

You must complete a minimum of 25 hours of flight training under the direct supervision of a certified flight instructor. The flight training shall include a minimum of:

a) 15 hours dual instruction flight time, including 2 hours cross-country time b) 5 hours solo flight time

You are also required to successfully complete a flight test for the recreational pilot permit. This can conducted by the Designated Flight Test Examiner on staff at the St. Catharines Flying Club.

Estimated Total Costs

15 hours dual flight time @ $170.00/hour $2550.00*

10 hours solo flight time @ $120.00/hour $1200.00*

25 hours fuel surcharge @ $ 30.00/hour $750.00*

5 hours instructor brief @ $50.00/hour $250.00*

Recommended study materials $375.00*

Transport Canada fees (medical, exam, application) $210.00*

Designated Flight Test Examiner fee $350.00*

Approx. minimum total costs $5685.00*

*Not including taxes/ estimates only, subject to change without notice.

PRIVATE PILOT LICENCE

The private pilot licence permits you to act as pilot-in-command of a class and type of aeroplane authorized on the licence. Additional privileges may be exercised provided the licence is endorsed with the appropriate ratings, such as night, VFR OTT, multi and instrument.

Requirements

You must be a minimum of seventeen years of age and hold a category 3 medical certificate.

Knowledge

You must complete a minimum of 40 hours of private pilot ground school covering the following subjects:

1. Canadian Aviation Regulations

2. Aerodynamics and Theory of flight

3. Meteorology

4. Airframes, engines and systems

5.Flight Instruments

6. Radio and electronic theory

7. Navigation

8. Flight operations

9. Licensing requirements

10. Human factors and Pilot Decision making

The Transport Canada exam has 100 multiple choice questions. You must obtain a minimum of 60% on the overall exam, as well as each of the four sections listed below within the exam.

1. Airlaw Рregulations, rules and orders, air traffic services, practices and procedures, and licensing requirements relevant to the licence

2. Navigation Рnavigation, radio aids and electronic theory

3. Meteorology – weather is one of the biggest factors affecting aviation

4. Aeronautics– general knowledge- airframes, engines and systems, theory of flight, flight instruments, flight operations and human factors.

Experience

You must complete a minimum of 45 hours of private pilot flight training with a flight instructor. Flight training shall include a minimum of:

a) 17 hours dual instruction, including 3 hours cross-country flight time and 5 hours instrument time of which 3 hours may be on a certified simulator

b) 12 hours solo flight time, including 5 hours cross-country flight time, including a flight of 150 nautical miles with 2 full stop landings at points other than the airport of departure. You are also required to successfully complete a flight test for the private pilot licence. This can be done with the Designated Flight Test Examiner on staff at the St. Catharines Flying Club.

PRIVATE PILOT GROUND SCHOOL

The St. Catharines Flying Club offers a 45 hour private ground school continuously throughout the year. Our course exceeds Transport Canada standards and provides you with the information and knowledge needed to pass the private pilot exam. You can start ground school at any time throughout the course.

Once you’ve paid the initial fee, you are welcome to retake the course as often as you want at no additional cost.

The course is normally run in the evenings on Tuesday and Thursdays from 7pm to 10pm.

Private Pilot Course outline.

1. Course introduction/Theory of Flight.

2. Engines and Airframes.

3. Aircraft Instruments.

4. General Air Law and Airspace.

5. Flight Operations #1

6. Flight Operations #2

7. Human Factors.

8. Air Traffic Services and Airport Procedures.

9. Meteorology #1

10 Meteorology #2

11. Meteorology #3

12. Navigation #1

13. Navigation #2

14. Navigation #3

15. Radio Navigation Aids.

Estimated total costs

20 hours dual flight time @ $170.00/hour $3400.00*

25 hours solo flight time @ $120.00/hour $3000.00*

45 hours fuel surcharge @ $30.00/hour $1350.00*

8 hours instructor brief @ $50.00/hour $400.00*

3 hours simulator training @ $100.00/hour $300.00*

Private Pilot Ground School $450.00*

Recommended study materials $375.00*

Medical Examiner Fee $120.00*

Transport Canada fees (medical, exam, application) $210.00*

Designated Flight Test Examiner fee $350.00*

Approx. minimum total costs $9955.00*

*Not including taxes/ estimates only, subject to change without notice. A fuel surcharge may be in effect depending on fuel market conditions.