Tillsonburg flying school - Private LicensePrivate Pilot License

Requirements for Private Pilot Licence:

  • Minimum age for a Student Pilot Permit is 14. This allows a student to fly the airplane by themselves without an instructor.
  • Minimum age for a Private Pilot Licence is 17.
  • Medical certificate valid Category 1 or 3


  • 40 hours of private ground school instruction
  • Must obtain 60% on the written examination for the private pilot license.


  • 45 hours of flight time
  • 17 hours of dual flight time including 3 hours cross country and 5 hours instrument time
  • 12 hours solo flight time including 5 hours cross country time
  • Successful completion of flight test

The Ground School subjects are:

  • Canadian Aviation Regulations
  • Navigation
  • Theory of Flight
  • Radio Theory and Radio Navigation
  • Airframes and Engines
  • Aircraft Performance and Airmanship
  • Flight Instruments
  • Meteorology
  • Human Factors / Pilot Decision Making