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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students will study VFR charts, IFR charts, course correction methods, navigation procedures and formula, bearings, and homing/ tracking.
Radio concepts and terms such as VOR, ADF, ILS, DME will be covered as well as navigation systems, radar and equipment interference.
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 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.
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.
The remainder of the time requirements will be made of dual and solo training and practice.
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.
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.
An applicant shall be a minimum of eighteen years of age.
An applicant shall hold a Category 1 Medical Certificate valid for a Commercial Pilot Licence.
A minimum of 60% in each of four areas mentioned Below,
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.
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.