Commercial Pilot License

This is the minimum license required to be employed as a pilot.

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This is the minimum license required to be employed as a pilot.

You must be 18 years or older to complete this license and have already completed your Private Pilot License.

The minimum training requirements are 65 hours of flight training and 80 hours of ground school. One must also have a minimum of 200 hours total time, including not less than 100 hours pilot-in-command (PIC) hours of which 20 hours must be cross-country time.

Prerequisite

You must be 18 and have completed your Private Pilot License to take your Commercial Pilot License.

Time Build

We suggest people time build to a minimum of 60 hours PIC. Although this is not a TC requirement, it is a CFC requirement.

Ground School

The CPL Ground School requirement is 80 hours. Ground School can be taken at CFC or another facility. Click to register.

Get your medical

You need a Class 1 medical to fly solo, and this can take up to a month. Search for a location here.

Get Flying

In total 200 hours flight time is required for your CPL. This includes 100 hours PIC, 30 hours solo, 35 hours dual, and 20 hours instrument.

Exams

Schedule and take a written exam and flight test when you feel ready. The written exam MUST be done before attempting the flight test.

Minimum Costs For Commercial Pilot License Training

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Hours Type Rate Total
35 Dual Flight Training $240.00 $8,400.00
30 Solo Flight Training $175.00 $5,250.00
10 Simulator $115.00 $1,150.00
Ground School $500.00
Flight Test Exam Fee $450.00
Written Exam Fee $105.00
$15,805.00

*prices subject to change

**does not include medical fee

Planning for your commercial pilot license

This cost is based on Transport Canada minimum required hours. Students typically require more hours than the minimum requirement to be fully prepared for their flight test. Generally, CFC students spend between $25,000 and $35,000 to obtain their Commercial Pilot License. Student loans and financial aid are available for this license.

The Calgary Flying Club is a hub for flight training in Alberta. We have been supporting aviation since 1927.

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CFC COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

The Calgary Flying Club will be participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program starting October 1, 2021. In order to access the building all individuals must provide proof of vaccination, a negative PCR test or a medical exemption. If you have any questions, please contact Micaela at membership@calgaryflyingclub.com

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