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    Southern Skies Aviation
    Commercial Pilot License - CPL

    Commercial Pilot License (CPL) is mandatory for obtaining employment as a pilot. The CPL permits the pilot to accept remuneration or other rewards, for flying aircraft for hire. It is also a valuable license for private pilots who wish to enhance their flying skills and abilities. Commercial Pilot students may include Night, Aerobatics, Mountain, Instrument, or Multi-Engine as part of their commercial training. These courses are available at Southern Skies Aviation Ltd.

    Admission Requirements:
    1. Age - Applicants must be a minimum of 19 years of age, or a Grade 12 graduate or equivalent.
    2. Citizenship - Applicant must be a Canadian citizen, landed immigrant or a person lawfully admitted into Canada for flight training.
    3. Medical - Applicant must hold a valid Transport Canada Category 1 Aviation Medical certificate issued by a Transport Canada approved Aviation Medical Examiner.
    4. License - Applicant must have a valid Canadian Private Pilot License.
    5. Interview - Applicant must have an interview with the Chief Flight Instructor or delegate.
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    Training Requirements - Transport Canada:

    Applicant must satisfy all training criteria as outlined in the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs).

    1. Ground School:
      1. Applicant must have completed a minimum of 80 hours of Private Pilot ground school in the subjects listed in CAR 421.30
      2. Applicant must obtain a minimum of 60% overall on the written exam (PPAER), and a minimum of 60% in each of the four mandatory areas of Air Law, Navigation, Meteorology, and Aeronautics General Knowledge.
    2. Flight Training:
      1. Applicant must have accumulated the following minimums: 200 hours flight time, including 35 hours dual (with instructor) and 30 hours solo; and 100 hours as Pilot-in-Command.
      2. Applicant must pass a practical flight test conducted by a Transport Canada Designated Flight Test Examiner.


    The following cost breakdown is based on Transport Canada minimum requirements and includes applicable taxes. Student proficiency will vary. Hours in excess of those listed here must be paid for by the student at the rates listed. The student needs to be aware of the requirement for 200 flight hours to be acquired through flight training for Private License/Commercial License. All flight hours are at the expense of the student.

    35 hrs of dual flight training at $170 per hour. $5950
    10 hrs of individual ground brief/instruction at $50 per hour $500
    30 hrs of solo flight training at $125 per hour. $3750
    80 hrs of group ground school. $900
    85 hours flight training dual/solo (if required) $10,625 (min.)
    Total: $21,725 (min.)

    Additional Expenses:

    1. Application Fee - $40
    2. Hourly Fuel Surcharge (Set Monthly – Please call for current pricing)
    3. Aircraft Rental for Flight Test @ $125/hour (Cessna 172)
    4. Payable to Transport Canada on date of testing/licensing:
      1. Transport Canada Written Test - $105
      2. Transport Canada Licensing Fee - $80
      3. Transport Canada Flight Test - $300
      4. Authorized Person - $100
    Integrated Commercial Course

    Prospective Commercial Pilot applicants should consider the Southern Skies Aviation Ltd. 10 month Integrated Commercial Pilot Course to achieve their aviation goals. This 10 month intensive course includes the Private Pilot License, Night Rating, VFR-OTT, Basic Aerobatics, Emergency Maneuver Training, Mountain Performance Courses, Instrument Training, Multi-Engine Rating and an intensive ground school No prior aviation experience required - credit may be offered for Private Pilot License. Be an employable commercial pilot in 10 months!

    How to Apply

    To apply for any Southern Skies Aviation Ltd. course, please complete this Application Form and send it via email, fax or in person to Southern Skies Aviation Ltd.

    For further information please contact Southern Skies Aviation Ltd. directly.