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Flight Training

Whether you want to obtain a recreational pilot's license for weekend flying, or start on a program towards a career in aviation Pilot Discovery west Aviation has you covered. With flexible part-time training schedules or accelerated full time training options learning to fly is within your reach.

Our Dedicated staff of instructors is experienced and knowledgeable in all facets of flight training, as well as being trained as part of our commercial charters and operations.

Learning to fly at Discovery West Aviation not only meets the Transport Canada standards; it will give you the confidence and knowledge to operate in a work place environment or on your own .

The total cost of obtaining any license can vary based on the student's ability to fly regularly and commitment to the training. Very few pilots obtain their license of choice in the minimum hrs specified by Transport Canada. Our cost projections are based on the average of students.

Recreational or Private License
If your goal is to spend weekends flying to destinations with your friends and family, or to experience aviation as the pilot in command around the local area we can meet your training needs. Our staff is flexible and willing to work your training around your schedule. We understand that flying is something you do for fun, and your training shouldn't feel like a chore at all. Online bookings to fly or work with an instructor to meet Transport Canada standards can be made at your discretion to meet your goals and timelines.

Recreational Permit

Description Rate Total
25 *Hours C-150 Rental $115.00 $2,875.00
25 Hours Instructor Hours $50.00 $1,250.00
1 Flight Test Fee $300.00 $300.00
1 Ground School $399.00 $399.00
1 Ground School Books $300.00 $300.00
25 Headset Rental $2.00 $50.00
Other Fees Not Collected By D.W.A.
1 Medical Class 4 (Aprox) $200.00
1 Written Exam Fee $150.00
1 License Application Fee $55.00
1 Passport Photo Fee (Approx) $15.00
Total Rec. Permit (Approximate) $5,894.00
Prices Are Based On Course Minimums and Do not include Taxes
*add $750.00 If C-172 Aircraft Is Used

Private Pilot License

Description Rate Total
45 *Hours C-150 Rental $130.00 $5,850.00
30 Hours Instructor Hours $50.00 $1,500.00
1 Flight Test Fee $300.00 $300.00
1 Ground School $399.00 $399.00
1 Ground School Books $300.00 $300.00
45 Headset Rental $2.00 $90.00
Other Fees Not Collected By D.W.A.
1 Medical Class 3 (Aprox) $200.00
1 Written Exam Fee $150.00
1 License Application Fee $55.00
1 Passport Photo Fee (Approx) $15.00
Total Private Pilot License (Approx) $9,159.00
Prices Are Based On Course Minimums and Do not include Taxes
* add $1000.00 If C-172 Aircraft Is Used

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Commercial License
For the student that wants to go from zero right through to a commercial license we do that too. Ground school and flight training can be provided on a daily basis alongside a course syllabus If you want to fly commercially for a career Discovery West Aviation is the place to learn. Because we operate commercially as well our instructors have an extensive knowledge base in the aviation industry. Our unique hybrid flight training/ charter and survey flight operations gives the commercial student the opportunity to not only be immersed in the training, but to be around daily flight operations.

A pilot's first job is the hardest to come by. Because of our diverse operations upon completion of the course the opportunity to get a pilot competency check and fly operationally as a charter or survey pilot is a major advantage to learning here.