Commercial Pilots Licence
Completion of our Commercial Pilots Licence program will allow a pilot to fly for hire and reward. A CPL can open the doors to an exciting and lucrative career as a pilot; whether it be in the Airlines, Corporate Charter, Medevac, Aerial Firefighting, Float Flying, and more.
Where should you start?
ALREADY HAVE YOUR PRIVATE LICENCE?
If you already have your PPL, you can go strait into training for your CPL
Don’t have YOUR PRIVATE LICENCE?
If you don’t have your PPL, you have 3 options
Get your Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)
- Private Pilot Licence
- Minimum age 18
- Working knowledge of English
- High school diploma or equivalent or minimum 19 years of age.
200 hours total flight time including: 100 hours Pilot in Command time, 20 hours of which must be cross country.
35 hours of dual instruction:
10 hours of advanced dual instruction including at least 5 hours of X-Country
20 hours of instrument time.
5 hours dual night with 2 hours X-country
30 hours of solo flight time:
25 hours of general practice and skill building
5 hours solo night (10 take offs and landings)
Cross country of at least 300 nautical miles with landings at 3 airports other than the departure airport
Minimum 80 hours ground-school (Air Law, Meteorology, Navigation, and General Knowledge)
Transport Canada Written Exam with at minimum a 70%
Transport Canada Flight Test
Class 1 Medical obtained from a Civil Aviation Medical Examiner
Please keep in mind that the flight training times listed are minimums. Very few candidates are able to meet flight test standards after 35 hours of dual instruction. Budget for 45 hours as a more realistic number.
Option 1 - Get your PPL first
Option 2 - Professional Pilot Program
If possible, trainees will be paired up with another student at the same level. Students will ride along in the back seat of each others flights when possible to increase exposure to the training environment.
Private Pilots Licence – 8 weeks, 5 days per week
Commercial Licence – 14 weeks, 5 days a week
Multi-Engine IFR – 11 weeks, 5 days a week
Students can expect to spend at least 6 hours per week flying (as PIC) and 4 hours per week riding along with another student. There will be 6 hours per week ground-school and another minimum of 6 hours per week self study and exam preparation.
Option 3 - Yukon College - Diploma of Aviation Management
Students may enter the program with some pilot training (a private pilot license for example) or a completed commercial license.
You will receive a Diploma of Aviation Management after successfully completing:
- Transport Canada’s Commercial Pilot License
- 10 academic courses (30 credits) over a two-year period
- Yukon First Nation core competency
- as well as a 40-hour, non-credit course in Advanced Wilderness and Remote First Aid/CPR-C.
For More information or to apply to the program, visit the Yukon College website
As soon as you are complete the necessary training with us, you may have an opportunity to work for one of our partnered aviation companies.