COST FOR A RECREATIONAL PILOT PERMIT
The cost to obtain a Recreational Pilot Permit is a function of how long you take to be ready for the Transport Canada Flight and Written tests and what type of airplane you are training in.
A good estimate is in the $8,000 range when you factor in all of the fees associated with the process.
There are several components of cost in your training:
- Medical Examination from a TC approved Physician
- Ground School Tuition & Supplies (although optional by TC standards, it is recommended)
- Aircraft Rental during your flight training
- Flight Instructor Time during your flight training
- Transport Canada Fees for Flight & Written Examination
Many flight schools will quote you on the costs based on Transport Canada Minimum requirements of 25 hours. Costs based on this set of assumptions yields the following:
It is rare however that a student is able to complete the training in the Transport Canada minimum time period and a more realistic view of the cost is based on 35 hours of flight training and additional instructor time. These changes translate into the following:
Each student’s learning curve and training progress will differ based on their learning style and abilities.
In addition to these costs you will need to invest in a Headset which depending on quality will vary from $100 to $1,000.
Some schools add additional costs for
Insurance Waivers,Fuel Surcharges, Headset Rental etc.
GHA does not have additional fees.