How much does it cost?
There are a minimum of 40 hours of Ground School required by Transport Canada. The cost of the Ground School portion of the training is $400.00 (this includes fees for Continuing Education and taxes). While we provide some of the materials required in the course through our online course management system, you will be required to purchase additional materials. We will provide you with a list of required tools and equipment, ranging from $200-$400.
Flight training and briefings are the other costs in completing the PPL. Depending on student ability and success, as well as commitment, the flight training portion will cost approximately $16 000. Students registering in the Aviation Diploma program will receive credit for the first required course, a savings of just over $3000. Our program is aimed at having students learn to fly safely and anticipates students using the national average for hours required to complete the training. Therefore, our program includes 40.4 hours of dual flying, 12.4 hours of solo flying, 24.9 hours of briefing, and 7 hours of simulator. Unlimited use of the Frasca Mentor simulator is which is identical to the Cessna 172 cockpit, as well as the Redbird Xwind Trainer, are included in the costs.
When does it start?
The program starts Tuesday, April 2 with ground school classes running twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursday into June. Classes are held at the main MRU campus, from 6-9pm. Students will fly or train in the simulator as per individual schedule.
How long does it take?
How long it takes depends somewhat on the student. Students can start flying in May and expect to fly through August. Students should be available to fly 5 days a week, as the weather can be expected to cancel some bookings. Some students require additional training, which we can accommodate.
Will this get me into the Aviation Diploma program?
Our PPL Program is designed to prepare students to enter our Aviation Diploma program in the Fall. While there are no guarantees, students who are dedicated and who follow the program and proceed apace, will be completed in a timely way and meet the prerequisites for entrance by September 1. MRU PPL students will receive a credit for the first required course, a savings of just over $3000.
What do I need to get started?
Students must have a Category 3 medical to take the PPL program but if they are serious about entering the diploma program, it is strongly suggested to have a Category 1 medical, as that is required for a Commercial Licence. Aviation doctors can be found at this link: http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/saf-sec-sur/2/came-meac/l.aspx
How do I register?
Students need to enroll through the Continuing Education program at Mount Royal University.http://www.mtroyal.ca/ProgramsCourses/ContinuingEducation/index.htm
Simply go to the Continuing Education website and follow the step by step instructions to register online or over the phone. Course reference: XAIR 10001 - Private Pilot's Licence
Call our dedicated staff at 403-288-9551, we would be happy to speak with you, and arrange a tour of the hangar at your convenience.