The Adventure Begins Here...
Ultralight aviation is the easiest, quickest, and most affordable way to experience the freedom of flight. For those who have always dreamed of piloting an aircraft, ultralight aviation provides the opportunity to finally turn the dream into a reality. Ultralight pilots fly skillfully and safely from airports, grass strips and waterways.
HOW TO GET STARTED
To obtain an Ultralight Pilot Permit, Transport Canada requires the completion of 20 hours of ground school and 10 hours of flight instruction.
To obtain your Passenger Carrying Rating you must:
- Have a total of 25 hours of flying time
- Complete a flight test with a Transport Canada representative
- Aeronautics (theory of flight)
- Weight and balance
- Airframe, engines, maintenance
- Licensing requirements
- Air law and regulations
- Radio procedures
- Air traffic rules and procedures
- Human factors & pilot decision making
- Air traffic services and procedures
- Flight operations
- Emergency procedures
You must be 14 years of age or older to obtain your Student Pilot Permit-Ultralight Aeroplane and 16 years of age to obtain your Pilot Permit Ultralight Aeroplane.
TIME REQUIRED TO OBTAIN THE ULTRALIGHT PILOT PERMIT
The time required to obtain the ultralight pilot permit depends on the individual's learning pace and how often they fly. We have some students who earn their licence during their two weeks of summer vacation and others who take a few months to a year or more. Everyone is different, completion time varies.
Ultralight Pilot Permit
A medical declaration is required for the Pilot Permit Ultralight Aeroplane. This medical is a "self declared", Category 4, Civil Aviation Medical Declaration with Part B completed and signed by the applicant. The medical validity period for a Student Pilot Permit is 60 months.
Ultralight Pilot Permit with passenger carrying endorsement
Same Category 4 medical form as above, except Part B is completed by the applicant and Part C is completed by a physician licensed to practice in Canada.
In the event that an applicant cannot complete the form due to a medical condition that may be in question, then the applicant must be examined by a designated Transport Canada Medical Examiner.
Ground School: $350 + HST (20 hrs)
Training on wheels: $135/hr + HST
Training on floats: $165/hr + HST
** Prices are for the 2010 season and are subject to change without prior notice.