Flight Training

Review the courses below for details

Telkwa Pass

Recreational Pilot Permit

This is an excellent entry point for your flying endeavors.  Designed for the individual who only wants to be able to take one friend along and enjoy some fair weather daytime flying.

Course Outline

  • Minimum time in the Aircraft – 25 hours
  • Additional Instructor time – approximately 10 hours
  • Books
  • Ground school is not required, but is suggested
  • Computer written exam
  • Flight Test

Prerequisites

  • 16th Birthday (flight test can be on that day)
  • Minimum Category 4 Medical Certificate as issued by Transport Canada.

Requirements

  • There is currently no ground school requirement for issuance of a Recreational Pilot Permit; however, successful completion of the Transport Canada written test is still a requirement.  For this reason, enrollment at an accredited Private Pilot Ground School program is recommended.
  • An applicant shall have completed a minimum of 25 hours recreational pilot flight training under the direction and supervision of the holder of a flight instructor rating in aeroplanes operating with a Certificate of Airworthiness.
  • The flight training shall include a minimum of:
    • 15 Hours Dual Instruction Flight Time
      Including a minimum of 2 hours cross-country flight time; and
    • 5 Hours Solo Flight Time
  • Pre-Solo Student Pilot Permit and Radiotelephone Operator’s Restricted Certificate (Aeronautical) is required
  • A Transport Canada Written and Flight test is required

Private Pilot Licence

This licence is for those who want to add a night rating (no rating can be added to a Recreational Pilot Permit) and for those who plan to take the whole family flying.  It will also lay the foundation for a possible career path for those who aren’t sure what their future holds.

Course Outline

  • Minimum time in C-172 Aircraft – 42 hours
  • Simulator time – 3 hours
  • Additional Instructor time – approximately 10 hours
  • Ground school
  • Computer Written Exam
  • Books
  • Flight Test

Prerequisites

17th Birthday (flight test can be on that day).  You can start younger as the Student pilot permit (which allows you to go solo with supervision can be issued at 14.) We do not recommend starting any younger than 14.
Canadian Category 3 medical. Obtained from a Aviation medical examiner. If you are planning to move forward to the Commercial we recommend the Category 1 which after a year defaults to the Cat 3.
There are no special educational requirements other than a working knowledge of English and a desire to learn.

Requirements

A minimum of 45 hours total flight time which works out to 28 hours dual and 17 hours Pilot in Command time including 5 hours solo X-Country and 5 hours dual instrument time.
The national average hours for the PPL is around 65 hours total.  Extra time occurs as each student learns at a different rate and has a different schedule.
The Private Pilot course consists of not only flight training but 40 hours of ground school as well.
  • 45 hours total
  • 17 hours of dual instruction minimum
  • 12 hours of solo time minimum
  • 5 hours of instrument time (in aircraft and simulator.)
  • 5 hours Solo cross country with at least one that is 150 nautical miles
  • A minimum of 40 hours ground school.  Including instruction on Air Law, Meteorology, Navigation, and General Knowledge.
  • Pre-Solo Student Pilot Permit and Radiotelephone Operator’s Restricted Certificate (Aeronautical) is required
  • A Transport Canada Written and Flight test is required
Cessana 172S Nav III

Commercial Pilot Licence

Become a Professional Pilot and realize what it means to really enjoy your job!  Our graduates can be found working in the aviation industry throughout Canada.

Course Outline

  • Minimum time in Aircraft – 55 hours (C172)
  • Simulator time – 10 hours
  • Additional Instructor time – approximately 15 hours
  • Ground school
  • Books
  • Flight Test
  • Written Exam

Prerequisites

  • Private Pilot Licence
  • 18th Birthday (flight test can be on that day)
  • Canadian Class 1 medical. Obtained from a Aviation medical examiner.
  • There are no special educational requirements other than a working knowledge of English

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
The Commercial Pilot course consists of approximately 65 hours of flight training and 80 hours of ground school. The break-down also includes a Night Endorsement.  Note that you could also do your multi engine rating and instrument rating during the Commercial Pilot Course to save money.
  • 35 hours of dual instruction
  • 10 hours of advanced dual instruction including at least 3 hours of X-Country
  • 25 hours of instrument time (in aircraft and simulator.)
  • 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
  • Solo straight line cross country of at least 300 nautical miles with landings at 3 airports other than the departure airport
  • A minimum of 80 hours ground school.  Including instruction on Air Law, Meteorology, Navigation, and General Knowledge
  • A Transport Canada Written and Flight test is required

Night Rating

Extend your flying day, especially for winter flying or use the Night Rating as a start to your commercial pilot course.

Course Outline

  • Minimum time in Aircraft – 14 hours (C172)
  • Simulator time – 2 hours
  • Additional Instructor time – approximately 2 hours
  • Book

Prerequisites

The candidate must hold a Private Pilot Licence.

Requirements

A minimum of 15 hours Flight Training including:
  • 10 hours dual, including 5 hours night training (2 of which are X-country)
  • 5 hours Instrument Training (Total of 10 hours Instrument required of which 5 have usually been done on the Private Course)
  • 5 hours solo at night
Although there is no practical or written test, candidates must meet the skill requirements in accordance with the Flight Instructor Guide – (TP 975E) as determined by Transport Canada.

VFR Over-The-Top Rating

The Visual Flight Rules Over-The-Top Rating will give you the option to fly over the clouds, as a scenic and safe alternate to low level flying, to your destination.

Course Outline

  • Minimum time in Aircraft – 11 hours
  • Simulator time – 2 hours
  • Additional Instructor time – approximately 2 hours

Prerequisites

  • 17th years old
  • Minimum Category 3 Medical Certificate as determined by Transport Canada.
  • The candidate must hold a Private Pilot Licence.

Requirements

  • An applicant for a VFR Over-The-Top (OTT) rating shall acquire a standard of knowledge in accordance with the Flight Instructor Guide – VFR OTT (TP 12775).
  • An applicant for a VFR OTT rating shall complete a minimum of:
    • 15 Hours Dual Instrument Time, of which a maximum of 5 hours may be instrument ground time
    • training shall be in accordance with the Flight Instructor Guide – VFR O TT Rating (TP 12775)
  • An applicant for a VFR OTT rating shall have reached the level of skill specified in the Flight Instructor Guide – VFR OTT (TP 12775).

 

Instrument Rating

Whether honing your skills as a private pilot, or giving yourself a competitive edge in the job market, the Instrument Rating (IFR) is the perfect way to upgrade your skills and become a more proficient and safe pilot in adverse weather conditions.

You will start your training in our state-of-the-art ALSIM 250 flight simulator.  We can set it up as a single or multi-engine aircraft with legacy flight instruments or a GARMIN 1000 avionics suite, the envy of any modern cockpit.

The flying portion of the IFR course can be taken in our Cessna 172S Nav III, which also has state-of-the-art capability, including a digital autopilot, traffic and geo-referencing on IFR charts, or complete the IFR course in our beautiful Piper Twin Comanche.

Our twin Piper Comanche is equipped with a touchscreen GTN750,  fully integrated GPS and Aspen Pro display which are both coupled to the STEC 60-2 autopilot making it one of the nicest IFR training platforms available in flight training today.  Get the most up-to-date training for flying in today’s busy and tech dependent airspace.

Course Outline

  • Minimum time in Aircraft – 20 hours
  • Simulator time – 15 hours
  • Additional Instructor time – approximately 10 hours
  • Books
  • Computer Written Exam
  • Flight Test

Prerequisites

The candidate must hold a Private Pilot Licence, and 50 Hours X-Country Pilot in Command (PIC.)

Requirements

  • 40 hours of instrument time (Instrument time previously logged for the PPL, night rating or CPL may count toward this minimum time)
  • A dual cross-country of at least 100 nautical miles, under simulated or actual IFR conditions must be completed
  • A Transport Canada Written and Flight Test must be completed

Instructor Rating

This entry level position is a fast track to a career in aviation.  The high standard we train to helps our students excel in their aviation career, wherever that ultimately takes them.  Our Pilot Examiner is one of the few in Canada that can provide a flight test for this rating.

Course Outline

  • Minimum time in Aircraft – 25 hours
  • Simulator time – 5 hours
  • Additional Instructor time – approximately 25 hours
  • Books
  • Computer Written Exam
  • Flight Test

Prerequisites

  • Commercial Pilot Licence
  • 18th Birthday
  • Canadian Class 1 medical, obtained from a Aviation medical examiner
  • There are no special educational requirements other than a working knowledge of English

Requirements

The instructor rating consists of a Minimum of 30 hours dual instruction, 25 hours ground briefing time, a written exam and a flight test.
  • 30 hours of dual instruction
  • 25 hours of ground briefing time
  • A Transport Canada Written and Flight test is required
Piper airplane

Multi-Engine Rating

This course can be taken as a stand-alone upgrade course.  This is often done by our business owner students who are upgrading to bigger and/or more capable aircraft.  Or, it can be integrated into the Commercial Pilot Licence to allow the career student to make the best use of their training dollars.

Course Outline

  • Minimum time in Aircraft – 8 hours
  • Additional Instructor time – approximately 5 hours
  • Books
  • Flight Test

Prerequisites

The candidate must hold a Private Pilot Licence.

Requirements

Must be proficient to pass the flight test.  There is no minimum time and no written test.  There are only exercises that must be completed as per Transport Canada’s Flight Test Guide.

Recreational Mountain Course

Mountain flying can be very rewarding, but also very challenging.  For this reason Adventure Aviation Inc. offers a Recreational Mountain Course to teach practical mountain flying essentials.

The Recreational Mountain Course is designed to introduce you to mountains and enhance your flying skills and knowledge.  Any fear of mountain flying will be converted into a combination of fun and respect. This half-day course is designed for sightseeing and cross-country traveling through the mountains.  It includes inclement weather flying technique at an airport surrounded by mountainous terrain.

We know that you will be a much better pilot having taken this mountain flying challenge.  With added confidence, you and your passengers will enjoy the experiences that the mountains have to offer you.

Course Outline

  • Minimum time in Aircraft – 3 hours
  • Additional Instructor time – approximately 2 hours
  • “Mountain Flying” text

Prerequisites

The candidate must hold a Private Pilot Licence
Type checked and current on the aircraft type
Have read Sparky Imeson’s book: The Mountain Flying Bible

Professional Mountain Course

This advanced course provides a balance between safety and task completion.  This course will include glacial flying, mountain search and rescue techniques, coastal inlets, numerous mountain airports and even a landing at an abandoned mountain strip.  This two-day flight is included within Adventure Aviation’s Commercial Pilot Course.

This course, from Grande Prairie to as far west as Prince Rupert, BC, has been developed by Mike, our Pilot Examiner, who spent many years and hours as a bush pilot and flight instructor in Northwestern BC.  In addition to working with aircraft such as the Dehaviland Beaver, C-185, Navajo and Twin Otter, he has flown many hours in light recreational aircraft throughout the mountains.  He has made many of the classic mistakes and learned from them, giving valuable insight to those new to the mountains.

Also ideal for those pilots spending a lot of time flying in the mountains.

Course Outline

  • Minimum time in C-172 Aircraft – 12 hours
  • Additional Instructor time – approximately 5 hours
  • “Mountain Flying” text
  • Expenses

Prerequisites

The candidate must hold a Private Pilot Licence
Type checked and current on the aircraft type
Have read Sparky Imeson’s book: The Mountain Flying Bible