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Learn to Fly

Whether you're looking to learn to fly for fun, or want to take your training at your own pace, The Brantford Flight Centre offers flight training programs for the following certificates and ratings:

Aircraft Rentals

The club’s airplanes may be rented by licensed pilots with a membership at the following rates.


Aircraft Type                                                                                       Solo Wet 

Cessna 152                                                                                         $165/Hr.

Cessna 172                                                                                         $190/Hr.

Dry Rate                                                                                              $120/Hr.

PFC-1 Simulator                                                                                   $90/Hr.

Private Instruction                                                                                 $70/Hr.

Commercial/Instrument Instruction                                                       $75/Hr.

Instructor Rating Instruction                                                                  $80/Hr.

Instruction on Private Aircraft                                                                $80/Hr.

HST is applicable

A night rating is a great addition to your license. Fly at ease knowing you don't have to make it back home before dark. Enjoy the night lights of the city and the calm evening air. 



- Be at least 17 years of age

- Hold a Private pilot certificate

- Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language

- Obtain at least a current category 3 medical

- Obtain 10 hours of night flight time, and 10 hours dual instrument            time.

Night Rating
Recreational Permit

- Be at least 14 years of age

- Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language

- Obtain a category 4 medical.

- Have completed the Recreational Pilot program.

- Receive a minimum of 25 hours of flight time including training and          solo flight

- Complete 40 hours of Ground School (Recommended only)

- Pass a written test as well as a flight test

A Rec Permit is a great way to fly for fun, but be aware of the limitations:

- May carry at most ONE passenger

- Limited to DAY VFR only


You are welcome to take advantage of our Introductory Flying Lesson without obligation. If you decide that you want to begin training, make an appointment for your Aviation Medical with a Transport Canada Approved Doctor

Private Pilot

- Be at least 14 years old to apply for a Student Permit, and 17 to      complete a Recreational Pilot Licence or Private Pilot Licence.

- Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language

- Obtain at least a current category 3 medical. The medical must be       performed by an Aviation Medical Examiner. Fees for medical               examinations (usually $125.00-200.00) are payable to the examining   Doctor.

- Receive a minimum of 45 hours of flight time including training and       solo flight

- Pass a written test as well as a flight test

Ground School

The Brantford Flight Centre Ground School is a comprehensive training course in our bright and spacious classroom. The Ground School Course takes advantage of an Audio-Visual System and is conducted on Monday evenings from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The course runs for 20 weeks which provides 60 hours of instruction. Subjects covered include: Meteorology, Navigation, Airframes, Engines, Airmanship, Theory of flight, Air Law and use of Radios.

Next Ground School: February 8, 2023

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