Professional Pilot Program 


This comprehensive full-time program provides graduates with Commercial Pilot Licences and Group 1 (Multi-engine) Instrument Ratings within a 8 to 10 month period.  Students fly on average 1.5 hours per day, based on a 5-day workweek (Monday through Friday), accomplishing approximately 126 hours Pilot-in-command (PIC) time, 74 hours of Dual Instruction, and 360 hours of Groundschool instruction.  Within 8 to 10 months, graduates will complete three Transport Canada written examinations and four Transport Canada flight tests.

Private Pilot Program

The Private Pilot Program (indicated in blue below) lasts the first six weeks of training, and during this time student activity is split between Groundschool (including Tutorials) and Flight Training.  Groundschool classes are conducted daily, from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM, Monday through Thursday, and  a Tutorial is conducted on Fridays (also from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM).  Flight training will be conducted on a daily basis, beginning at 12 noon, using when possible a pairing system, whereby each student participates in two training flights, one as observer, and the other as student pilot.1  When solo flight training is planned, the pairing will jointly conduct pre-flight duties.  The training will include weather-recovery scheduling whereby Groundschool classes will be expanded on poor weather no-fly days or contracted in fair weather fly days, depending on students’ progress through the scheduled time-completion requirements.  At the end of the 6th week, student will have completed the Private Pilot Written Examination and the Private Pilot Flight Test. 

For detailed information on the Private Pilot training portion of the program, see the following link: Private Pilot Program.

Commercial Pilot Program and Time-building

The Commercial Pilot Program will be integrated with the time-building portion of student training to form the second segment (indicated in red below).  This segment begins on Week 11 and lasts until the middle of Week 22.  Part 1 of the Commercial Pilot Groundschool will last the first six weeks, and during this portion, student will attend four hours of Groundschool in addition to daily training flights.  Weather-recovery scheduling will continue (Groundschool expanded on no-fly days), and flight training will be based on the pairing system.  With the planned completion of Dual Instruction at the end of Week 18, student flying activity will focus on time-building, and with the scheduled completion of Part 1 of the Commercial Groundschool at the end of Week 11, time-building will become a full-time activity during Weeks 12 and Week 13.  During this time-building phase, students will be assigned both exercise review and cross-country trips.  Time-building will again incorporate the pairing system.

For detailed information on the Commercial Pilot training portion of the program, see the following link: Commercial Pilot Program.

Multi-engine and Instrument Ratings Programs

While flying activity will continue focusing on time-building during Weeks 14 through the middle of Week 22, students will dedicate ½ their day to Part 2 of the Commercial Pilot Groundschool (IFR) during the Weeks 14 through 18.  Student will write the Transport Canada examination for the Commercial Pilot Licence and the Instrument Rating during Weeks 21 and 22.  Dual Instruction begins again at the middle of Week 22, starting with 15 hours of simulator training.  When this is completed in the middle of Week 24, students break off from the simulator to receive Dual Instruction for their Multi-engine Class Ratings, with their flight tests occurring during the first half of Week 25.  During the second half of Week 25 and during the final Week 26, students will both complete their final Dual Instruction for their Instrument Ratings, and will complete their Instrument Rating flight tests.

For detailed information on the Multi-engine and Instrument training portions of the program, see the following links: Multi-engine Group Rating; Group 1 Instrument Rating.

Four-week Buffer

The program includes a 4-week buffer which is to provide for student delays in the training due to technicalities, poor weather, and individual performance.  Student planning to register must plan on an 8-month time-line as a precautionary measure.

Recommend Start Dates

Students can actually begin their professional pilot training at any time, to ensure the groundschool training and air instruction (flight lessons) have optimum effect and timing with respect to the overall curriculum, the following are the recommend Start Dates:

  1. July 6, 2020
  2. July 13, 2020
  3. January 4, 2021


Financial Requirements

Students enrolled in the course are required to fly approximately 1.5 hours per day and must have sufficient funds to maintain current accounts for this expenditure, as well as the additional expenditure of Groundschool, books and supply, etc. as indicated on the individual course outlines for the Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Multi-engine, and Instrument Ratings (Group 1) for the duration of the course. For International students, our admissions process requires that you send a $500 application fee, payable to Langley Flying School Inc., which will be used to fund application process and Contract. Students must pay-as-they-go. All students are encouraged to maintain financial reserves as discussed in the cost section of individual course outlines

Further Information

Contact Office Administration for further information.

1 Pairing can only occur in Piper Cherokee aircraft, which are four-seat aircraft, and can be applied to all flight training exercises except utility-category maneuvers restrict aircraft occupancy to two crew-members and circuits training.