Commercial Pilot Aviation Diploma

Our Commercial Pilot Aviation Diploma is one of the most innovative, highly-respected programs in Delta, Surrey BC Canada. The Commercial Pilot Aviation Diploma in Delta BC provides a strong foundation in the basic principles of aviation. In this Commercial Pilot Aviation Diploma in Delta, Surrey BC you will attend ground school training sessions and flight training missions at our Delta campus at Boundary Bay Airport (CZBB). When you graduate with Commercial Pilot Aviation Diploma, you’ll have your Private Pilot Licence, Night Rating, VFR Over The Top Rating, Commercial Pilot Licence from Transport Canada and Diploma from Insignia College, Delta BC.

This Commercial Pilot Aviation Diploma program follows semester based intakes, delivered at full time pace and for candidates looking for affordable option. Intakes are- January, May and September.

Insignia College Admission Requirements

Age

Minimum 17 years of age (passport or other government issued ID as proof)

High School

Grade 10 and 12/ high school diploma

English Requirement

High school diploma from a system in which English is the official language, or
IELTS 6.0 or Equivalent

Courses

A090 – Aerodynamics and Theory of Flight-1

In a classroom environment, students will learn about the forces of flight, generating lift, concepts of lift and drag, wing design, stabilities, forces at takeoff and high-speed flight. This course will be delivered as part of Private Pilot Ground School.

A091 – Airframes, Aircraft Engines and Systems-1

In a classroom environment, students will introduced to the parts of an airplane, basic understanding of engines and different type of engines, ignition systems, propellers, hydraulic systems, landing gear and engine instruments. This course will be delivered as part of Private Pilot Ground School.

A092 – Air Regulations and Licensing-1

In a classroom environment, students will introduced to Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR’s), Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM), general compliance and documents, personal licensing and training, Prohibition Regarding Exercise of Privileges of Licence and ratings, Flight Rules, Air Traffic control services, airspace classification, Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ). Operating and Flight Rules. This course will be delivered as part of Private Pilot Ground School.

A093 – Pilot Decision Making and Human Factors-1

This subject focuses on the basic physiology and psychology of human factors with respect to general aviation. Introduction to safety culture and managing risk, safety management system, hazardous attitudes, decision making models internal and external human factors. This course will be delivered as part of Private Pilot Ground School.

A094 – Aviation Meteorology-1

In the first part of this module, students will study the basics of troposphere, air masses, moisture, atmospheric heating and cooling, air stability, pressure and altimetry. In the second parts of this module, students will cover pressure systems, wind, fronts, jet stream and turbulence. In third part of the module, more topics will be covered such as clouds, precipitation, Surface-Based Layers, Aircraft Icing, Thunderstorms and fog, thunderstorms, precipitation, icing, weather reports, upper winds, weather charts, forecasts, and visibility. This course will be delivered as part of Private Pilot Ground School.

A095 – Aviation Navigation-1

This course focuses on latitude and longitude, time and time zones, definition of navigation terms, magnetism and magnetic compass, projections and chart with its properties. Flight computers, VFR charts, course correction methods, navigation procedures and formula, bearings, and homing/ tracking. This course will be delivered as part of Private Pilot Ground School.

A096 – Radio Navigation, Electronic Theory and Trip Planning-1

This course focuses on electronics basics, propagation of waves, radio bands, radio communication facilities, emergency locator transmitter (ELT), radar and transponders, NDB, ADF and GPS. This course will be delivered as part of Private Pilot Ground School.

A097 – Flight Instruments and Operations-1

In a classroom environment, students will learn about pitot, static system and instruments, magnetic compass, gyroscopes and instruments, instrument flying, introduction to instrument navigation, Flight supplement, radio communication, emergencies, weight and balance, take-off and landing considerations, performance introductions, aircraft maneuvers, winter operations, mountain flying, thunderstorm avoidance, transponders airspace, VFR procedures, Land and Hold Short Operations, radio failure procedures. This course will be delivered as part of Private Pilot Ground School.

A099 – Private Pilot Flight Training – Flight Briefings

In order to safely accomplish Flight Training lesson, there is a requirement of Pre-flight and post-flight briefings as per Transport Canada. Each dual flight requires teaching and solo flight requires instructor’s direct supervision to complete all the flights safely

A100 – Aerodynamics and Theory of Flight-2

In a classroom environment, students will learn about the forces of flight, generating lift, concepts of lift and drag, wing design, stabilities, forces at takeoff and high-speed flight. This course will be delivered as part of Commercial Pilot Ground School.

A110 – Airframes, Aircraft Engines and Systems-2

In a classroom environment, students will become familiar with the parts of an airplane, load factors, utility categories, maneuvering speed and gust loads, logbooks and inspections, airworthiness, service bulletins, pilot operating handbooks, maintenance release, elementary work and servicing on private and commercial aircraft.This course will be delivered as part of Commercial Pilot Ground School.

A120 – Air Regulations and Licensing-2

In a classroom environment, students will introduced to Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR’s), airports, control zones, clearances, airspace classification, VFR, transponders, on-board requirements, equipment requirements, rules of the air. For licensing students will cover various ratings, various licenses, logs, recency requirements, and medical certificates. This course will be delivered as part of Commercial Pilot Ground School.

A130 – Pilot Decision Making and Human Factors-2

In the classroom environment, students will be introduced to advanced physiology and psychology of human factors with respect to a career in aviation. Using case studies and instructor experiences, students will learn about situational awareness, pilot error, crew resource management, hypoxia, myopia, and disorientation. This course will be delivered as part of Commercial Pilot Ground School.

A140 – Aviation Meteorology-2

In the classroom environment, students will learn troposphere, air masses, fronts, jet streams, clouds, pressure, humidity, heating and cooling, fog, thunderstorms, precipitation, icing, weather reports, upper winds, weather charts, forecasts, and visibility. This course will be delivered as part of Commercial Pilot Ground School.

A150 – Aviation Navigation-2

In a classroom environment, students will study VFR charts, IFR charts, course correction methods, navigation procedures and formula, bearings, and homing/ tracking. This course will be delivered as part of Commercial Pilot Ground School.

A160 – Radio Navigation, Electronic Theory and Trip Planning-2

In a classroom environment, students will learn radio concepts and terms such as VOR, ADF, ILS, DME, GPS will be covered as well as navigation systems, radar and equipment interference. This course will be delivered as part of Commercial Pilot Ground School.

A170 – Flight Instruments and Operations-2

In a classroom environment, students will learn about pressure and density altitude, weight and balance, landing considerations, wake turbulence, hydroplaning, collisions and emergencies, seasonal flying, geographical flying, fuel, and medical factors. This course will be delivered as part of Commercial Pilot Ground School.

A180 – Aviation Professionalism and Employability-2

In a classroom environment, students will learn how pilot’s skills and knowledge are applied in professional aviation environments. Topics such as airmanship, error management, resource management, and team perspective will be discussed. It is essential that pilots understand and apply the concepts of Leadership, Safety Management, Error Management, Pilot Training and Crew Scheduling. Much of the learning in aviation focuses on individual skills and knowledge for pilots. This course will be delivered as part of Commercial Pilot Ground School.

A199 – Commercial Pilot Flight Training – Flight Briefings

In order to safely accomplish Flight Training lesson, there is a requirement of pre-flight and post-flight briefings as per Transport Canada. Each dual flight requires teaching and solo flight requires instructor’s direct supervision to complete all the flights safely.
Time building activity also requires instructor to supervise the cross country flights.

A300 – Private Pilot Exam Preparation Advanced

Review of entire Private Pilot Licence ground school. Practice online Private Pilot Licence written sample examinations from Transport Canada. Study reference guides for Private Pilot Licence written examination, AIM, CARs, CFS, VTA and VNC. 15 hours per week study required to prepare for Private Pilot Licence written exam when flight missions can’t be accomplished due to weather or other reasons.

A400 –Final Exam Preparation and Career Search Advanced

This course focuses on the review of entire Commercial Pilot ground school. Practice online Commercial Pilot written sample examinations from Transport Canada. Study reference guides for Commercial Pilot written examination, AIM, CARs, CFS, VTA and VNC. 15 hours per week study required to prepare for Commercial Pilot written exam when flight missions can’t be accomplished due to weather or other reasons.

Flight Training - Private Pilot Licence

Flight training is separated into dual instruction and solo practice. A minimum of 45 hours of flight training required.

A250 – Private Pilot Flight Training – Dual

Flight with a flight instructor. During dual flight student will be introduced to new exercises and practice previous exercises. Once a level of skill and competence has been reached students will fly solo in the aircraft to practice the air exercises.

Student must complete a minimum of 17 hours dual, including 5 hours Instrument Training, 3 hours cross-country.

The following exercises are covered on the Private Pilot Licence in the air with a flight instructor.

1. Familiarization
2. Aircraft Familiarization and Preparation for Flight
3. Ancillary Controls
4. Taxiing
5. Attitudes and Movements
6. Straight and Level Flight
7. Climbing
8. Descending
9. Turns
10. Flight For Range and Endurance
11. Slow Flight
12. Stalls
14. Spiral Dives
15. Side-slipping
16. Take-off
17. The Circuit
18. The Approach and Landing
19. The First Solo
20. Illusions Created by Drift — Low Flying
21. Precautionary Landings
22. Forced Landings
23. Pilot Navigation
29. Emergency Procedures
30. Flight Test

A255 – Private Pilot Flight Training – Solo

Your first solo flight is something that you will remember forever! The first time you fly without an instructor on board the aircraft.

To qualify for a Private Pilot Licence, students must complete a minimum of 12 hours solo , including 5 hours cross-country.

The remainder of the time requirements will be made of dual and solo training and practice.

Flight Training - Commercial Pilot Licence

Flight training is separated into dual instruction and solo practice. A minimum of 200 hours of flight time required, of which a minimum of 100 hours shall be pilot-in-command time with 20 hours cross-country pilot-in-command time.

A500 – Commercial Pilot Flight Training – Dual

Flight with a flight instructor. During dual flight student will be introduced to new exercises and practice previous exercises. Once a level of skill and competence has been reached students will fly solo in the aircraft to practice the air exercises.

Student must complete a minimum of 35 hours of dual flight instruction, of which 5 hours night flying, including a minimum of 2 hours of cross-country flight time, 20 hours of instrument flight time, 10 hours of advanced dual instruction including at least 5 hours of X-Country.

A510 – Commercial Pilot Flight Training – Solo

Your first solo flight is something that you will remember forever! The first time you fly without an instructor on board the aircraft.

To qualify for a Commercial Pilot license, students must complete a minimum 30 hours of solo flight time including 25 hours solo flight time emphasizing the improvement of general flying skills of the student which shall include a cross-country flight to a point of a minimum of 300 nautical mile, 5 hours solo night flight time during which a minimum of 10 takeoffs circuits and landings were completed.

A600 – Flight Hour Building

The remainder of the time requirements will be made of dual and solo training and practice.

Program Cost of Commercial Pilot Aviation Diploma

Application Fee
$250.00
Due to Covid-19 application fee is discounted to $100 for 2021/2022 Terms
Ground School
Ground School- Private Pilot Licence
$599.00
A300- Private Pilot Licence Written Exam Preparation Course
$550.00
Ground School- Commercial Pilot Licence
$599.00
A400- Commercial Pilot Licence Written Exam Preparation Course
$550.00
Pilot Kit
249.00
Flight Training
Dual
$11,960.00
52 Hours * $230/hr
Solo
$24,420.00
148 Hours * $165/hr
Pre/Post Flight Briefings
$975.00
15 Hours * $65/hr
Test and Licencing Fee
$775.00
Total Cost
Total
$40,927.00

Note: For this Commercial Pilot Aviation Diploma in Delta, Surrey BC students will pay on semester basis. Program cost is same for domestic and international students.

Flight Training cost of this Commercial Pilot Aviation Diploma is based on Transport Canada Minimum on the Cessna 172 Skyhawk Plane. If any student exceeds these requirements due to their performance, the student will pay extra for any additional training. Any additional training will be charged at the same hourly rates as mentioned above. Pricing is subject to change.

Fuel surcharges will apply on top of these hourly rates. Taxes are applied where applicable.

Duration of Commercial Pilot Aviation Diploma

Two Year- Diploma

Commercial Pilot Aviation Diploma students take an average 24 months of flight training to complete the Transport Canada requirements.

Graduation

Successful completion of all the Commercial Pilot Aviation courses required in the program and Meet the requirements of Canadian Aviation Regulation 421.30 Aeroplanes mentioned below.

Age

An applicant shall be a minimum of eighteen years of age.

Medical Fitness

An applicant shall hold a Category 1 Medical Certificate valid for a Commercial Pilot Licence.

Transport Canada Written Exam

A minimum of 60% in each of four areas mentioned Below,

Air Law60%
Meteorology60%
Navigation60%
General knowledge60%

Transport Canada Flight Test

Successfully complete a flight test.

The flight test is conducted by a flight test examiner in an aircraft. During the flight test you will be tested on your understanding of aircraft performance, aircraft systems, emergency procedures and navigational skills. Additionally your performance of the required air exercises will be tested to the standard outlined in the Flight Test Guide.

Career Opportunity after Commercial Pilot Aviation Diploma

  • After completion of Commercial Pilot Aviation Diploma in Delta, Surrey BC you can work as Commercial Pilot

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Insignia College is an approved Transport Canada Flight Training Unit. This Commercial Pilot Aviation Diploma  is regulated by Transport Canada. For more information, CLICK HERE.

Disclaimer: Commercial Pilot Aviation Diploma was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

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