|Posted by Rob Godby on January 12, 2016 at 12:30 AM|
Courtland/Tillsonburg Flying Club
Some answers to inquiries about learning to obtain an Ultra Light Pilot Licence.
The minimum requirements by Transport Canada are 10 hours of flying time and 20 hours of Groundschool. You must pass our Pre-solo written exam and the Transport Canada written exam.
More detailed information can be found at www.upac.ca
Very few obtain their permit in 10 hours of flying. We have found the average is about 20 hours. You must hold a class 4 medical which is valid for 5 years. This is a self declared medical and is free. We currently charge $110 per hour for the aircraft plus the instructor’s fee and $300 for groundschool. Our aircraft is a tail wheel BL-7, 85 horsepower with tandem seats. The average person will spend approximately $3,500 to obtain their permit. When applying for a permit Transport Canada only counts the flying time and written exam results from the previous 24 months. If you have a current pilots licence you do not have to write the Transport Canada exam. The following would be the cost for an average person.
Club Membership 25 This is an annual fee
Flying 2,000 The cost of flying hours varies with each person!
Instructor 900 The instructor’s fee is separate from the clubs fees.
Groundschool 300 Includes books and handouts
Transport Canada Exam fee 35 The exam can be written at Hamilton Airport by appointment only.
Licence Application Fee 55
We are a non-profit organization. Our Instructors hold down normal jobs and teach evenings, weekends or days off. The instructors are available by appointment only. If you are interested in booking a lesson or need more information contact us by e-mail at:
If you pre-pay $500 or more you will get a 10% discount on the rental of our aircraft