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Commercial Pilot Ground School

Introduction

The Commercial Pilot License is a official and internationally recognized license.  The Commercial Pilot License is the next step for those wishing to fly for a career.  After completion of your Commercial Pilot License, you will be able to fly all Canadian registered, single engine, land, non high performance aircraft for hire. 

In order to begin the Commercial license you must have completed your Private Pilot license. The next step is enrolling in a commercial ground school course. We offer this course in the evenings twice per week and are currently working on an online option for those unable to attend in classroom courses.  The ground school is broken into the same 4 categories as the private; Air law, General Knowledge, Meteorology and Navigation but at the commercial level we will be going into more detail and have a lot more homework for self study as well as a group project.

We offer a variety of payment methods, such as a pay as you go style or you can pay a lump sum upfront and it will be deducted as you progress through your training.

While in your commercial ground school you will need to be increasing your flight hours by doing some time building and perhaps working to increase your skills by adding on additional ratings such as Night, Multi-Engine and Instrument Ratings.

Pre Requisites

Private Pilot Licence
18 Birthdays
Class 1 medical. Obtained from a Aviation medical examiner.
There are no special educational requirements other than a working knowledge of English or French.

Requirements

A minimum of 200 hours total flight time and 100 hours Pilot in Command time including 20 hours X-Country.
All previous flight time counts toward the Commercial Pilot course.
Time Building may be required to reach the required time: See the Time Building page

The Commercial course consists of 65 hours of flight training and 80 hours of ground school. The break-down includes a Night Endorsement and VFR-over-the-Top.

  • 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
  • 30 hours of solo flight time
  • 25 hours of general practice, including air work, and radio communication
  •  5 hours solo night
  • Straight line cross country of at least 300 nautical miles with landings at 3 airports other than the departure airport
  • A minimum of 40 hours ground school. Including instruction on Air Law, Meteorology, Navigation, and General Knowledge.
  • A Transport Canada Written and Flight test is required

Getting Started

Step 1 - Sign up as a club member if you are not already an EFC member 
 
Step 2 - Book an aviation medical exam, ensure you can obtain a Class 1 medical. You may have already completed this for your PPL.  
 
Step 3 -  Enroll in Ground School and purchase your books & supplies. If you are interested please email our Chief Flight Instructor: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.
 
Step 4 - Once setup with a dedicated Flight Instructor, together you will set up a plan for a training schedule that meets your needs. Note that this may be primarily build up time or the start of a night rating.