Recreational Pilot Permit Aeroplane Category

Training / Materials Duration Total Cost
Ground School 30 hours (online course) $250.00
Ground School Materials   $300.00
Ground Briefing 10 Hours @ $60/hr $600.00
Dual Flight Instruction 20 Hours @ $235/hr $4700.00
Solo Flight Instruction 5 hours @ $175/hr $850.00
Written Exam, Flight Test, Licensing   TBD, Approx $500.00
Total MINIMUM Cost (Taxes not incl.)   $7200.00


- Fly for fun/recreation!

- Fly with one passenger in any four-place Canadian registered airplane in Canada.

- Quick and easy upgrade to a Private Pilot Licence.


- 16 years of age

- Class 4 medical. Obtained from your family doctor.

Course requirements

- A minimum of 25 hours of flight training including:

- 15 hours dual

- 5 hours solo

- Although ground school is not required we suggest at least 20 hours of ground school.

- Subjects include instruction on Air Law, Meteorology, Navigation, and Aeronautical General

- Knowledge.

- A Transport Canada Flight and Written Test are also required

Requirements for issuance of a Recreational Pilot Permit of Private Pilots Licence

- Proof of Citizenship and age.

- For a Recreational Plot Permit the applicant must be sixteen (16) years of age and for the Private Pilot Licence, seventeen (17). A person may commence flight training at fourteen (14) years of age.

- The applicant must successfully pass a medical examination from a Transport Canada designated physician for the Private Pilot Licence or from the individual’s family physician for the Recreational Pilot Permit.

- The applicant must have completed the minimum ground school and flight training times for the permit or licence and successfully pass a written examination and flight test.

- Successful completion of an English Language proficiency assessment and radio licence examination.


- A medical for the Private Pilot Licence must be taken from a Transport Canada designated physician. For the Recreational Pilot Permit a medical examination and authorization from your family doctor will do. It is recommended that the medical be taken before your training begins or as soon as possible to ensure you meet the medical standards for issuance of a permit of licence. Your approved medical certificate must be received before you fly solo. The name on your medical application and certificate must be EXACTLY the same as on your proof of citizenship.

Provincial Airways is headquartered at the Moose Jaw Municipal Airport in Saskatchewan. We also operate out of Rosetown and Davidson, SK.

Contact Us

Box 2170
Muni Airport Hwy 301N
Moose Jaw, SK  S6H 7T2

Phone: (306) 692 - 7335
Toll Free: (877) 717-7335