The

Private Pilot Licence

is the First Step

of Your

Aviation Journey!

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What is a Private Pilot Licence?

Your PRIVATE PILOT LICENCE (PPL) allows you to fly a Canadian-registered airplane, during daylight hours, in VFR conditions, anywhere in the world!

There is no limit to the number of passengers (subject to aircraft seats, weight, etc.).

You can add RATINGS to your Private Pilot Licence, which will then allow you to conduct flights at night, in clouds, with more than one engine, "over-the-top" of clouds, and advanced aircraft and operations.

If you are considering a Career as a Professional Pilot, the PPL is the mandatory first step to be completed prior to enrolling in the Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) program.

Feel free to ask us about our COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE program and our COMMERCIAL AVIATION DIPLOMA program, during your DISCOVERY CALL!

Book your DISCOVERY CALL on the booking calendar below!

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What are the Requirements to earn a Private Pilot Licence?

To obtain your Private Pilot Licence (PPL) you need to:

> obtain a Class 1 or Class 3 Aviation Medical Certificate;

> obtain a Student Pilot Permit (required to go SOSO);

> complete a minimum of 40 hours of Ground School;

> pass the Transport Canada written examination;

> complete a minimum of 45 hours of Flight Training;

> obtain a Flight Test Recommendation from your Flight Instructor; and

> pass the Private Pilot Flight Test.

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How long does it take?

APPROXIMATELY 3 MONTHS

While the minimum hours required for the PPL is 45, on average, most students need around 55 flying hours to earn their Private Pilot Licence.

Everybody learns at a different pace. Your PPL training will be at your pace, determined by how frequently you fly. We understand that our students may have jobs, school or other commitments, or funding situations, which may dictate how often you can fly.

We encourage our students to fly at lease three times per week (weather permitting), so that they are flying often enough to maintain the "muscle-memory" gained in previous sessions.

If you train "infrequently", you will lose some of that "muscle-memory", and will need to "relearn" some of the skills and exercises from previous lessons. This is not a problem for us, but will impact how long it takes to get your licence, and ultimately will impact the total cost of your licence.

If you complete three flights per week, you should be able to complete your PPL in three months!

Of course, you are welcome to train more often, and you are welcome to treat your Private Pilot Training as a full-time program, to get it completed as quickly as possible. If you are planning for a Career as a Professional Pilot, there is no better time to get started!

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How much will it cost?

APPROXIMATELY $15,000 CAD

The total cost of your Private Pilot Licence (PPL) will be determined by how many flight hours you require to complete all of the lessons obtain the knowledge and skills required to pass the Transport Canada written examination and the PPL Flight Test.

While the minimum hours required for the PPL is 45, on average, most students need around 55 flying hours to earn their Private Pilot Licence. (Students at some other schools often take 65 hours or more, which we feel is not an efficient use of your money.)

Everybody learns at a different pace. Your PPL training will be at your pace, determined by how frequently you fly. We understand that our students may have jobs, school or other commitments, or funding situations, which may dictate how often you can fly.

We encourage our students to fly at lease three times per week (weather permitting), so that they are flying often enough to maintain the "muscle-memory" gained in previous sessions.

If you train "infrequently", you will lose some of that "muscle-memory", and will need to "relearn" some of the skills and exercises from previous lessons. This is not a problem for us, but will impact how long it takes to get your licence, and ultimately will impact the total cost of your licence.

At Aurora Aviation Academy, we do our VERY BEST to get you through your Pilot Training Program as efficiently as possible! We will advise you and support you to ensure that your training is as productive and efficient as possible, while ensuring that you have fun along the way!

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Where are you located?

Aurora Aviation Academy currently offers Pilot Training at the following Locations:

> CHILLIWACK, BC

> EDMONTON, AB

> KAMLOOPS, BC

> KELOWNA, BC

> VERNON, BC

Stay tuned for more location announcements as we grow!

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How old do I have to be?

While there is no minimum age to BEGIN your Pilot Training, you must be:

> at least 14 years old to go SOLO (flying without an Instructor onboard)

> at 16 years old to obtain your Recreational Pilot Permit (RPP), which allows you to fly with one passenger.

> at least 17 years old to obtain your Private Pilot Licence.

> at least 18 years old to obtain your Commercial Pilot Licence.

> at least 21 years old to obtain your Airline Transport Pilot Licence.

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Is there a Payment Plan?

GREAT QUESTION!

YES, WE HAVE A PAYMENT PLAN!

Our Pilot Training programs are all "Pay-before-you-Fly", which is pretty much how businesses stay in business and out of trouble, these days.

We ask you to provide payment in "Deposits" of $2500.

Your "Balance on Deposit" is consumed by your Flight Training, Ground Training & purchase of Pilot Supplies & Pilot Equipment.

When your "Balance on Deposit" gets down to $500 or less, we ask you to make another $2500 deposit, in order to avoid any disruption to your training schedule.

If your balance gets to zero, your training will be "paused" until you are able to make another deposit of $2500.

Of course, any UNUSED balance will be returned to you upon completion of your training, or upon request, should you decide to pause or terminate your Pilot Training.

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Can I pay by Credit Card?

Yes you CAN pay by Credit Card!

You are welcome to leave a credit card "on file" with us, with a signed agreement which allows us to make a charge to credit card for each of the $2500 Student Deposits required to cover the cost of your Pilot Training program.

Your card will be charged when you are ready to begin your Pilot Training program, and again when your Deposit Balance gets below $500.

Unfortunately, because the credit card companies charge US a fee for credit card payments, we must pass that charge on to you.

So there is a 3% credit card fee applied to your account for making payment by credit card, which will be taken from the funds on deposit immediately after your credit card payment. (So a $2500 credit card payment will result in a $2425 deposit to your Aurora Aviation Academy account = $2500 minus $75 credit card fee.)

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How else can I pay?

You can pay for your Pilot Training in several ways:

1. You can pay by Credit Card, as described above. (Subject to 3% credit card fee.)

2. You can pay by eTransfer to [email protected]

3. You can pay by Cash or Cheque.

NOTE: All of our Pilot Training programs are "Pay-before-you-Fly", regardless of the form of payment.

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Do you offer any Discounts?

As a matter of fact, we do offer these two DISCOUNTS:

1. If you choose to make a $5000 Deposit, we will apply a 2% Extra Credit to your Aurora Aviation Academy account, so a $5000 deposit will result in a $5100 credit to your Pilot Training account.

NOTE: Credit card charges, described above, will still apply to credit card payments, but will be partially offset by the 2% credit, so a $5000 payment by credit card will result in a $4950 credit to your account.

($5000 credit card payment, minus $150 credit card fee, plus $100 extra credit = $4950 on deposit.)

2. If you choose to make a $10,000 Deposit, we will apply a 4% Extra Credit to your Aurora Aviation Academy account, so a $10,000 deposit will result in a $10,400 credit to your Pilot Training account.

NOTE: Credit card charges, described above, will still apply to credit card payments, but will be more than offset by the 4% credit, so a $10,000 payment by credit card will result in a $10,100 credit to your account.

($10,000 credit card payment, minus $300 credit card fee, plus $400 extra credit = $10,100 on deposit.)

NOTE: All of our Pilot Training programs are "Pay-before-you-Fly", regardless of the form of payment.

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What if I need to PAUSE or CANCEL my Pilot Training?

We provide a MONEY-BACK-GUARANTEE!

Aside from our DISCOVERY FLIGHTS and DISCOVERY FLIGHT GIFT CARDS (which are non-refundable, but they NEVER EXPIRE and can be TRANSFERRED to another person), your payments to Aurora Aviation Academy are covered by our "Money-Back-Guarantee"!

As a Private Pilot Student, you will be required to provide a series of Student Deposits of $2500 as "payment in advance" for your Pilot Training, Pilot Supplies and Pilot Equipment.

If you choose to "pause" or "terminate" your Private Pilot training, you can request a refund of all "unused" funds in your Aurora Aviation Academy account.

Within ten business days of your written request, we will refund all "unused" funds to you.

"Unused funds" are those funds remaining on deposit in your Aurora Aviation Academy account, after the cost of all applicable goods, services, taxes and fees have been deducted from your balance.

NOTE: If you earned an Extra Credit by making a $5000 or larger deposit, the Extra Credit amount will NOT be refunded, as this is a credit to be applied to your Pilot Training only. (Ie: You cannot deposit $10,000 and then withdraw $10,400.)

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What other Pilot Training Programs do you offer?

Aurora Aviation Academy offers the following Pilot Training Programs:

> CAREER AVIATION DIPLOMA Program

Earn a 2 Year College Diploma while you train for a Career as a Professional Pilot!

> COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE Program

This is the basic requirement to work as a Pilot.

> PRIVATE PILOT LICENCE Program

Required PRIOR to commencing a Commercial Pilot Licence program.

> RECREATIONAL PILOT PERMIT Program

More restrictive than the Private Pilot Licence. Generally used by 16 year-olds until they turn 17 and can obtain their PPL.

> MULTI-ENGINE RATING

Allows you to fly an aircraft with more than one engine. Important if you are planning to fly professionally.

> INSTRUMENT RATING (IFR)

Allows you to fly an aircraft in "Instrument Meteorological Conditions" (IMC). Important if you are planning to fly professionally.

> MULTI-ENGINE IFR RATING

Allows you to fly an aircraft with more than one engine in IMC. Important if you are planning to fly professionally.

> INSTRUCTOR RATING

Allows you to obtain employment with a Flight Training Unit (FTU), as a Class 4 Flight Instructor. Great for building time and experience!

> NIGHT RATING

Allows you to fly an aircraft at night. This rating is INCLUDED in our CPL & Diploma programs.

> VFR-Over-the-TOP RATING (VFR-OTT)

Allows you to fly aircraft ABOVE the clouds, in certain conditions, which expands your flying possibilities.

> MOUNTING FLIGHT TRAINING

Prepares you to fly in the uniquely challenging Mountain environment.

> COMPLEX & CONGESTED AIRSPACE TRAINING

Allows you to learn and experience flying in a Complex & Congested Airspace, with a Flight Instructor, so that you can build the experience and confidence to manage flying in this environment.

> RECURRENT TRAINING

Pilot skills are "perishable" and decline over time. Professional Pilots are required to get Recurrent Training at least annually, in order to keep their skills sharp, and to practice emergency procedures so that we are ready for whatever may come. Private and Recreational Pilot skills ALSO diminish over time, and these Pilots should seek out professional Recurrent Training annually as well, in order to keep themselves and their passengers safe!

> AIRCRAFT RENTALS

Once you have your licence, if you don't have an airplane of your own, you will likely want to rent an aircraft periodically, to make use of your new skills and to enjoy the freedom of flight!

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How do I get started?

STEP ONE:

Book your DISCOVERY CALL, at a time that works for you, on the booking calendar below!

STEP TWO:

If you want to "sample" what flight training is going to be like, you should consider booking a DISCOVERY FLIGHT!

After booking your DISCOVERY CALL, you be taken to our DISCOVERY FLIGHT page, where you can learn all about our Discovery Flights. You will also see our SPECIAL OFFER, a $50 DISCOUNT on a ONE-HOUR-DISCOVERY -FLIGHT!

SPECIAL OFFER: a $250 Discovery Flight, for just $200!

This SPECIAL DISCOUNT is only available if you purchase your DISCOVERY FLIGHT GIFT CARD prior to your DISCOVERY CALL!

NOTE: Your DISCOVERY FLIGHT is actually your FIRST LESSON and counts towards your Private Pilot Licence!

STEP THREE:

Your DISCOVERY CALL!

We will connect you with one of our Flight Instructors, who can answer all of your questions, and get your started on your AVIATION JOURNEY!

If you purchase your DISCOVERY FLIGHT GIFT CARD prior to your DISCOVERY CALL, then you can book your Discovery Flight during your DISCOVERY CALL, to get you INTO THE AIR as quickly as possible!

STEP FOUR:

If you need a little more contact, to feel right about getting started, we will book you for a HANGAR TOUR, to show you around our facility and our aircraft.

Otherwise your Hangar Tour will take place when you arrive for your DISCOVERY FLIGHT!

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Now Is The Time To Book Your

DISCOVERY CALL!

AURORA AVIATION ACADEMY DISCOVERY CALL BOOKING CALENDARS

CHOOSE THE TRAINING LOCATION NEAREST TO YOU!

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Where are we Located?

CHILLIWACK

Chilliwack Municipal Airport

(CYCW)

Unit B - 46190 Airport Road,

Chilliwack, BC, Canada

46190 Airport Rd Unit B, Chilliwack, BC V2P 1A5, Canada

EDMONTON

Villeneuve Airport

(CZVL)

Hangar 30, 27018 Highway 633

Sturgeon County, AB, Canada

30 27018 SH 633, AB T8T 0E3, Canada

KAMLOOPS

Kamloops Airport

(CYKA)

Unit 200 - 3035 Airport Road,

Kamloops, BC, Canada

3035 Airport Rd Unit #200, Kamloops, BC V2B 7X1, Canada

OLIVER

Oliver Municipal Airport

(CAU3)

5875 Airport Street,

Oliver, BC V0H 1T0

5875 Airport Street, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0, Canada

KELOWNA

Kelowna International Airport (CYLW)

South Unit - 6135 Airport Road,

Kelowna, BC, Canada

South, Unit 6135 Airport Way, Kelowna, BC V1X 7V5, Canada

VERNON

Vernon Regional Airport

(CYVK)

6200 Tronson Road,

Vernon, BC, Canada, V1H 1N5

6200 Tronson Rd, Vernon, BC V1H 1N5, Canada

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