Commercial Pilot Licence

Take to the skies with Insignia College’s Commercial Pilot Licence Program. The growing aviation industry means qualified pilots are in demand. There’s never been a better opportunity to build your career as a commercial pilot. The Commercial Pilot Program provides a strong foundation in the basic principles of aviation. You will attend ground school training sessions and flight training missions at our Delta campus at Boundary Bay Airport (CZBB). When you graduate, you’ll have your Commercial Pilot Licence.

Training Overview

Commercial Pilot Licence program is divided into Ground school and Flight Training. Ground school will furnish you with the required background knowledge and understandings to successfully challenge the Transport Canada written examination, while the air instruction and solo practice will provide you with the skills required to succeed at the flight test.

Insignia College Admission Requirements

PRIVATE PILOT LICENCE

The candidate must hold a valid Private Pilot Licence.

Ground School

Aerodynamics and Theory of Flight

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.

Airframes, Aircraft Engines and Systems

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.

Air Regulations and Licensing

Canadian Aviation Regulations Organization, CARs, 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.

Pilot Decision Making (PDM) and Human Factors

This subject focuses on the 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.

Aviation Meteorology

In the first part of this module, students will study the troposphere, air masses, fronts, jet streams, clouds, pressure, humidity, heating, and cooling. In the second parts of this module, students will cover fog, thunderstorms, precipitation, icing, weather reports, upper winds, weather charts, forecasts, and visibility.

Aviation Navigation

Students will study VFR charts, IFR charts, course correction methods, navigation procedures and formula, bearings, and homing/ tracking.

Radio Navigation, Electronic Theory and Trip Planning

Radio concepts and terms such as VOR, ADF, ILS, DME will be covered as well as navigation systems, radar and equipment interference.

Flight Instruments and Operations

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.

Flight Training

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.

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.

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.

Flight Hour Building

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

Program Cost

Application Fee
$250.00
Ground School
Ground School
$599.00
Pilot Kit
249.00
Flight Training
Dual
$8,050.00
35 Hours * $230/hr
Solo
$4,950.00
30 Hours * $165/hr
Time Building
$14,850.00
90 Hours * $165/hr
Pre/Post Flight Briefings
$650.00
10 Hours * $65/hr
Test and Licencing Fee
$250.00
Total Cost
Total
$29,848.00

Note: All rates are the same for domestic and international students.

Flight Training cost 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

Commercial Pilot Licence takes 12 months of flight training to finish the Transport Canada requirements. Private Pilot Licence is pre-requisite to this program which takes another 12 months. 

Graduation

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.

Resources

Scenic Flights

Aviation Students

Programs

Fleet

Insignia Aircraft Maintenance

Disclaimer: Commercial Pilot Licence 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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