This course is designed for students completing the Commercial Pilot Licence with a multi-engine rating, but WITHOUT an Instrument Rating. The following is a course outline depicting all the phases included in this program. Each block includes both the flight training and ground school component overview.

Course Outline

The student will have to complete each phase successfully in the allotted time to advance to the next phase.

PHASE 1 to 3: Duration 12 weeks


This phase introduces the student to the aviation world. The student should receive a very positive outlook about the experiences of flying, while appreciating the considerable personal effort required in completing the training course.

- The student will complete basic flight instruction lessons leading up to circuit practice. Included in this objective is to establish a good foundation to understand basic aircraft attitudes, human factors awareness and flight safety.

- Completion of all the mandatory pre-solo requirements within the allotted time.

- Successful completion of the student`s first solo flight and subsequent solo circuit practice within the allotted time.


- Review and development of proficiency in exercises already covered in Phase 1.

- Completion of the advanced exercises.

- Dual cross-country and recommendation to complete the solo cross country requirement.

- Successful completion of the Private Pilot written exam.


At phase 3, the student shall demonstrate atleast the knowledge, skills and proficiency outlined in the Transport Canada (TC) Private Pilot Flight Test Standards and Guide.

- Private Pilot review and simulated fight test achieved within the allotted time.

- Successful completion of the Transport Canada Private Pilot flight test.

Ground school subjects for Phase 1 to 3:

Flight Training Operations Manual
Aircraft Groundschool
Air Law
Navigation and Radio Aids
Airframes, Engines and Systems
Theory of Flight
Flight Instruments
Flight Operations
Human Factors and Pilot Decision Making
Preparatory Exams

Groundschool subjects will be covered in approximately 120 hours.

Flight Instruction Phase 1 to 3 Hours
Instruction in a Cessna 172 (Dual) 45.0
Solo practice in a Cessna 17215.0
Total flying hours 60.0

PHASE 4A to 5: Duration 17 weeks


The student should develop a solid understanding of Human Factors and how they affect a pilots performance. This means managing acceptable risks by being aware of their presence and taking effective action to defend against them.

- The student must successfully complete a Night Phase Performance Evaluation.

- The student shall develop and exceed the Commercial Pilot instrument standards for instrument flying exercises which are essential skills for night flying.

- This phase will also give you the opportunity to practice the skills learned in phases 1 3.


-Completion of the VFR navigation progress test. The cross country report/ assignment must be submitted and a 70% passing mark is required to progress to the next training phase.

- Build-up of pilot-in-command (PIC) cross-country experience.

- Completion of the 300 nm commercial cross-country requirement.

- The student will be introduced to tailwheel as well as upset/emergency maneuvering in the Decathlon.


- Successful completion of the commercial pilot flight test.

Groundschool subjects for Phase 4A, 4B & 5:

Air Law
Theory of Flight
Airframes, Engines and Systems
Navigation and Radio Aids
Human Factors
Pilot Decision Making
Flight Instruments
Flight Operations
Preparatory Exams

Groundschool subjects will be covered in approximately 165 hours.

Flight Instruction Phase 4A, 4B & 5Hours
Instruction in a Cessna 172 (Dual) 24.4
Solo practice in a Cessna 17248.9
Instruction in the Decathlon (Dual)3.9
Total flying hours 77.2

PHASE 6A: Duration 3 weeks


Phase 6A is the multi-engine training stage in our Piper Seminole. The student will have to successfully complete a multi-engine flight test

Groundschool subjects for Phase 6A

Introduction and Case Study
Multi-Engine Theory and Vmc
Aircraft Limitations and Handling Techniques
Piper Seminole Systems
Checklist, Profiles, and the pre-flight inspection
Weight & Balance
Case Study Conclusion
Theory review and Vmc Review
Introduction to Crew Resource Management
Standard Operating Procedures & LOFT
Stress Management
Situational Awareness
Personal Licensing
Human Factors

Groundschool subjects will be covered in approximately 45 hours.

Flight Instruction Phase 6AHours
Instruction in a Piper Seminole (Dual)7.2
Flight test in a Piper Seminole (Solo)1.2
Solo practice in a Cessna 1724.4
Total flying hours 12.8
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