Private Pilot License
Private Pilot License
Private Pilot Licenses are available for airplanes and
helicopters. These licenses are valid for flying Canadian certified aircraft
internationally. At Borden we offer private Pilot License - Aeroplane
GROUND SCHOOL only.
Private Pilot - Aeroplanes
Student pilots must be at least 14 years old to fly solo,
and be medically fit as determined by a Civil Aviation Medical Examiner, a local
doctor approved by Transport Canada.
The course consists of at least 45 hours flying with a
minimum of 12 hours solo, and 40 hours ground school with a flight test and
written exam. License applicants must be 17 years old. Initially, the license is
valid for day flying in good weather with passengers in airplanes.
Private pilots have the option to pursue endorsements for
heavier aircraft as well as night flying, float flying, instrument flying,
multi-engine flying and VFR-Over-the-Top. Additional training necessary for
these endorsements is available at the Borden Flying Club.
The course is a minimum of 20 hours of pilot flight time.
There is no written examination or flight test. The flight time includes not
(1) 10 hours of night flying with not less than
(a) five hours of dual flight time, including two hours
(b) five hours solo flight time, including 10 takeoffs,
circuits and landings, and
(2) 10 hours dual instrument time of which not more than
five hours may be instrument ground time.
(Instrument time flown on the Private Pilot Course may be
VFR Over-the-Top Rating
The VFR-OTT Rating is new. It allows Private and
Commercial Pilots to fly on top of cloud or between layers when operating under
visual flight rules. There is no written examination or flight test for the VFR-OTT
rating. Applicants shall have completed a minimum of 15 hours of dual instrument
time, of which a maximum of five hours may be instrument ground time.
Instrument time completed on other courses may be
The IFR Rating has been made easier to obtain. The holder
of a pilot license endorsed with an Instrument Rating has the privilege of
acting as pilot-in-command under the Instrument Flight Rules for those aircraft
of the group endorsed on the rating (airplane - single-engine, centreline thrust
or multi-engine). For single-engine (Group 3) airplanes, the course is a minimum
of 40 hours of instrument flight time with not more than 20 hours instrument
ground time. The applicant must obtain at least 70 per cent on the Instrument
Rating written examination and pass an Instrument Rating flight test. This
rating is valid for up to 24 months, after which it must be re-flight tested.
There is no minimum flight time or written examination to
qualify for a Multi-engine Rating, but five hours is considered an industry
standard minimum. Applicants must demonstrate multi-engine flying skills during
a flight test.