Due to COVID-19, we are not planning on resuming ground school class room instruction yet. Please check back in later.
PPL ground school involves a 20 class rotation. To sign up, call dispatch to add your name to the course and pay before the first class or come to the club and get it all done before class starts. The cost is 400$. It is from 1900 to 2200 Monday and Thursday for 9 weeks. You will need some books. The ground school kit is available for purchase at Dispatch for 300$. It contains From the Ground Up, Flight Training Manual, POH, E6B, protractor, ruler, CFC PPL workbook, VTA, VNC and phraseology book.
All your training will be done in a Cessna 172 and Redbird simulator.
You may borrow a headset from the club or use your own.
Don’t Forget Your Medical
Don’t forget to get your category 3 (or 1) medical done before going solo, here is a list of approved Civil Aviation Medical Examiners It can take 2 to 4 weeks to receive the certificates it in the mail. You need it with you to be able to go solo. We recommend getting your medical done as soon as you start flying to make sure your solo isn’t delayed because of paperwork.
You also need to write your PSTAR and radio test before going solo. Your instructor will give your more information on those once you start training. Study material can easily be found online or in apps.
Use the MyFBO website to book flights online or speak with Dispatch if you have any questions. 403.288.8831
Your PPL written exam may be done at the club. Speak to Dispatch to book it. 403.288.8831
What To Expect
The minimum requirements published are exactly that, the minimum. On average, it takes about 75 hours to obtain your PPL. Flying often and regularly as well as studying a lot will help you complete your training in less time. We can’t give you exact number for time or cost since it really depends on each person, what their schedule is like and how much effort they are willing to put in.
Due to the increase in demand for flight training as well as to the instructors moving on to the next step in their careers at a faster rate than in the past, we have started a waitlist to ensure the instructors have enough time to spend with each student. Please call Dispatch to get added to the New Student list. As we get more instructors we will be able to call the next student to start their training. The PPL ground school does not have a wait list.