Flight Training & Instruction

Learn the language of flying

Our certified instructors will give you the foundation you need for the license you desire. Self paced training that works around your schedule. 

Online Ground School

Start your ground training anytime, anywhere. Nine courses to choose from, including Private Pilot, night rating and exam prep.

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In-house Examination Centre

Transport Canada certified examination centre. Written examination available for private, recreational, ulralight and glider. Exams by appointment only.

Flight Simulator Training

Bad weather is not an issue. You can continue to train on our low-cost flight simulator.

Licenses & Ratings

Prices are approximate and vary by individual needs and programs.
All prices in CAD$. Call for the latest information.

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Recreational Pilot Permit (RPP)

$10,000 - $12,000
Minimum age 16

This permit allows the holder to fly as pilot-in-command either an ultralight or a single engine airplane during the daytime with visual reference to the ground and water at all times (VFR). The recreational pilot is limited to a single passenger. The privileges of this permit are limited, but the training hours are somewhat less than for a private pilot licence.

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Private Pilot License (PPL)

$12,000 - $15,000
Minimum age 17

This license allows you to fly a single engine aircraft under daytime conditions with visual reference to the ground and water at all times (VFR). Pilots can add ratings and qualifications to their private licence as they become more experienced. This is your base qualification to allow you to advance to the commercial level.

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Commercial Pilot License (CPL)

$30,000 - $35,000
Minimum Age: 18

To obtain a Commercial Pilot License you need a Private Pilot License, to pass a commercial medical examination by a Transport Canada approved doctor, complete commercial ground school, take additional hours of flight training, pass a written examination and flight test.

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Night Rating

$2,000 - $3,000

This rating is available to private pilots and requires a minimum of 20 hours of pilot flight time. There is no written examination or flight test.

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VFR Over the Top Rating

$2,000 - $3,000

This rating allows Private and Commercial Pilots in airplanes or helicopters to fly on top of cloud or between layers when operating under visual flight rules.

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Instructor Rating

$8,000 - $10,000

To obtain an Instructor Rating you must already have a valid Commercial Pilot License, complete one-on-one instructor ground school, take additional hours of flight training, pass a written examination and flight test.

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$99 Intro Flight

A mini lesson for aspiring pilots that counts towards a license.

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Flight Instructors

Matt McNeil
Chief Flight Instructor
Chief Pilot & Operations
Palma Heming
Flight Instructor
Flight Examiner & Invigilator
Tim Morrissey
Flight Instructor
Ganesha Balakrishnan
Flight Instructor
Matt Kelly
Charter Pilot
Flight Follower
Jace Palmer
Charter Pilot
Calem MacDonald
Flight Instructor
Andrew Totten
Flight Follower
Melanie Chang & Jirapa Charoonchat
Charter Pilots & Flight Followers

If I could do my training all over again, I would go to Debert Flight Centre. They're the best!

Keegan MacLean
Graduate of the Commercial Pilot License training program

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Open Everyday
7am - dusk*
*Close times vary by season. Night flying available with prior notice. Closed December 25th