Flight Training

Review the courses below for details

Cockpit of Airplane

Recreational 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
  • Groundschool is not required, but is suggested
  • Computer written exam
  • Flight Test

Private Pilot Licence

This licence is for those who want to add a night rating (no rating can be added to a Recreational 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
  • Groundschool
  • Computer Written Exam
  • Books
  • Flight Test
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
  • Groundschool
  • Books
  • Flight Test
  • Written Exam

Night Rating

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

Course Outline

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

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

Prerequisite

5 hours of instrument flying from the Private Pilot Licence.

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.  This course can be taken in our Cessna 172S Nav III, which has state-of-the-art capability, including a digital autopilot, traffic and geo-referencing on IFR charts, or take 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 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

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
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 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

Recreational Mountain Course

Mountain flying can be very rewarding, but also very challenging. For this reason Adventure Aviation 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

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