Prerequisites

So, you want to learn to fly? All you truly need is...

  • A strong desire to learn,
  • Good health, and
  • A sense of adventure

Costs

All prices exclude applicable taxes.

ServiceCost
Lessons$145 / hour
5 hours of lessons$700 (save $25!)
Set-up, inspection, and test flight with student-owned aircraft$300
Flight Test for Instructors Rating$500

Solo flight requirements will be completed with the student's aircraft.


Important Information
No passengers are allowed on basic ultralights (trikes) unless the pilot has an instructor rating or the passenger is themselves a licensed pilot.

To ensure each student gets their reserved flight lesson time, always arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled flight time.

All flights will be confirmed by phone the evening before a flight.

It is the students responsibility to notify Aerotrike Aviation of a cancellation a minimum of 12 hours before the pre-arranged flight time. Failure to do so will result in a $50.00 cancellation fee.

Remote Training

I will travel to your airfield - out of town, out of province or out of country. There is an expectation that your aircraft is in excellent working order and ready for flight.

Costs

Training in your aircraft (at your field)$80 / hour
Preflight inspections and repairs (at your field)$25 / hour
Downtime/day fee (not flying due to weather or aircraft problems$100
Accomodations (home or motel)Student's expense

Travel Costs

Flight to your fieldStudent's expense
Parking$80 / week
Travel to/from Pearson$25 / direction
Important Information
There are obviously other dealers and private parties supplying new and used aircraft to the market. With respect to your safety and mine, I cannot promise I will test fly, service or train you in an aircraft that is unfamiliar, unsafe or simply not equipped for effective training instruction. Safety is foremost. If the aircraft or the flying environment is not safe, I will not fly. The student is responsible for any costs I have incurred traveling to and from your field.

Ground School

A minimum of 20 hours ground school (conducted by Aerotrike Aviation) is required by Transport Canada.

Costs

Course$300
Books/course materialsApprox. $300

Steps to Licensing

The requirements listed here are meant as a general guide. Information about pilot licensing is available in the CARS Part 4 (Canadian Aviation Regulations). All requirements need to be met within 24 months following date of medical.

  • Self-declared¬†medical form¬†submitted by student (no fee)
  • Ground School (20 hours) and Radio License - study guide
  • Flight time minimum of 5 hours required prior to writing Transport Canada exam
  • Pre-solo exam administered by Aerotrike Aviation (60 questions, 90% passing grade required)
  • Student Pilot Permit issued by Aerotrike Aviation (no fee)
  • Skill experience completed (approximately 20-25 hours of dual flight instruction)
  • Solo flight, in students own aircraft, requires radio operator certificate and above conditions
  • Write Ultralight Pilot Permit at Transport Canada or designate within 60 days of completing ground school and after completing 5 hours flight time - Practice Exam
  • Minimum 10 hours flight time, including 2 hours solo and 30 takeoffs/landings (10 of which must be solo). Flight training times specified are minimums required by Transport Canada. Realistically, 20 to 25 hours will be required by Aerotrike Aviation