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Recreational Pilot

The recreational Pilot Permit is perfect for those who plan on flying locally for fun. Once completed, you'll be able to fly a single-engine aircraft during the day with one passenger on board.

        Requirements         Training
  • 16 years old upon completion
  • Category 4 Medical Certificate
  • Pass written and flight exams
  • 40 hours of ground school
  • 20 hours dual flight time
  • 5 hours solo flight ti

Private Pilot

The Private Pilot License will allow you to fly single-engine aircraft, but is very versatile. It allows you to add additional ratings and licenses, and is the first building block towards becoming a commercial pilot.

        Requirements         Training
  • 17 years old upon completion
  • Category 3 Medical Certificate
  • Pass written and flight exams
  • 40 hours of ground school
  • 17 hours dual flight time
  • 12 hours solo flight time
  • 16 additional hours as designated
  • (45 hours minimum requirements by Transport Canada)

 

Commercial Pilot

Would you like to have a career as a pilot?  The Commercial Pilot License is the next step. It allows you to fly for compensation and opens up exciting new career options.

        Requirements         Training
  • 18 years old upon completion
  • 200 hours total upon completion
  • 100 hours PIC upon completion
  • Category 1 Medical Certificate
  • Pass written and flight exams
  • 85 hours (including PPL Time) of ground school
  • 35 hours dual flight time
  • 85 hours solo flight time

 

VFR Over The Top

The VFR Over the Top Rating allows you to fly in VFR conditions above the clouds, making it easier to travel from place to place.

        Requirements         Training
  • Private License or higher
  • Flight check upon completion    
  • 15 hours dual instrument time

 

VFR Night

The Night Rating allows you to fly under VFR conditions at night. This opens up a whole new range of possibilities and makes you a safer pilot.

        Requirements         Training
  • Private License or higher
  • Flight check upon completion    
  • 5 hours dual night flight time
  • 5 hours solo night flight time
  • 10 hours dual instrument time

 

Instrument

The Instrument Rating allows you to fly under IFR conditions - without reference to the ground. We offer Instrument Ratings for both single- and multi-engine aircraft.

        Requirements         Training
  • 50 hours XC PIC upon completion
  • Private License or higher
  • Multi Engine Rating if applicable
  • Pass written and flight exams     
  • 40 hours dual instrument time

 

Multi-Engine

If and when you decide to move up to larger aircraft, the Multi-Engine Rating is what you need. With this, you will be able to fly more complex aircraft, travel faster, and have more fun.

        Requirements         Training
  • Private License or higher
  • Pass flight exam
  • 10 hours dual multi time

 

Flight Instructor

Being a Flight Instructor will open up plenty of new doors for your flying career. The Flight Instructor Rating ensures that you are at the top of your game in order to pass on your knowledge to others.

        Requirements         Training
  • Commercial License or higher
  • Pass written and flight exams
  • 30 hours dual flight time

 

Ground School

Ground school is a mandatory requirement and consists of 40 hours, plus home study.   Ground school covers the following subjects:

  • Air Regulation
  • Aerodynamics and Theory of Flight
  • Meteorology
  • Airframes, Engines and Systems
  • Flight Instruments
  • Radio and Electronic Theory
  • Navigation
  • Flight Operation
  • Licensing Requirements
  • Pilot Decision Making

 

The student must achieve a 60% pass in each of the four categories: Air Law, Navigation, Meteorology and Aeronautics on a multiple-choice written examination.

Whether you are looking to begin a career as a pilot or simply would love to fly recreationally, the Atlantic Flight Centre is the place to be! The Saint John Flying Club offers licensed pilots have the opportunity to rent our highly maintained Cessna 172. 

For those looking to learn how to fly a helicopter look no further - Advanced Heli-Flight offers private one-on-one training in a Robinson 44.

Are you looking to rent a plane?  Are you into flight simulation?  Do you like playing with remote control airplanes?  Do you enjoy discussing aviation history?   Saint John has plenty of clubs and associations for local and visiting aviation enthusiasts to be a part of.

Saint John Flying Club

As a member of the Saint John Flying Club, licensed pilots have the opportunity to rent our highly maintained Cessna 172 with a complete range of instrumentation including GPS. We are welcoming any new flying members. Information on plane rental and membership may be found on our website. All new flying members must take a check ride prior to the first solo rental. Please email us for information or visit the AFC.

Canadian Aviation Historical Society of Canada – New Brunswick Chapter

Website:  http://www.cahs.ca/chapters/new-brunswick.html

Did you know?

  • 1840    Canada’s first aircraft flight, the balloon “Star of the East”, 1840
  • 1875    Canada’s first helicopter design, by James Fraser, 1875
  • 1902    Canada’s first wind tunnel, by Wallace R. Turnbull, 1902
  • 1908    New Brunswick’s first air plane design, by James Fraser, 1908
  • 1912    New Brunswick’s first air plane flight, Cecil Peoli, 1912
  • 1927    World’s first - W. R. Turnbull’s electric variable pitch propeller, 1927
  • 1930    Canada’s first female commercial pilot, Daphne Patterson, 1930
  • 1929    First Canadian pilot to fly in the Antarctic, S.A. Cheesman, 1929-30
  • 1932    First East-West Atlantic crossing, James Mollison, Pennfield/Saint John, 1932
  • 1947    CAE Inc., Montreal, founded by Saint John pilot Ken Patrick, 1947
  • 1950    First to break the sound barrier: Al Lilly, who trained at Millidgeville, 1950
  • 2000    First French balloonists to cross the Atlantic started from Saint John, 2000
  • 2010    New Brunswick’s first aviation designated historic site, Millidgeville, 2010

Aviation is as alive and thriving today as it was in our past.  There are many individuals, companies and organizations that are extremely passionate about aviation.

Saint John Aviation Associations

  • Turnball Chapter Canadian Aviation Historical Society*
    Hosts of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society 2012 Conference
  • Aviation Historical Society of New Brunswick


Saint John & Area Military and Search & Rescue Operations

  • Casara – Canadian Air Search & Rescue Association
  • Canadian Coast Guard – Saint John
  • 161 Air Cadets
  • 527 Air Cadets
  • 403 Squadron – Gagetown
  • 250 Wing AFAC
  • Aviation Clubs & Services
  • Saint John Airport
  • Tourism & Attractions
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Aviation Clubs & Services

Whether you are looking to begin a career as a pilot or simply would love to fly recreationally, the Atlantic Flight Centre is the place to be! The Saint John Flying Club offers licensed pilots have the opportunity to rent our highly maintained Cessna 172.  For those looking to learn how to fly a helicopter look no further - Advanced Heli-Flight offers private one-on-one training in a Robinson 44.

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Saint John Airport Authority

The Saint John Airport (CYSJ) serves Greater Saint John and southwestern New Brunswick with daily direct flights to Toronto, Montreal and Halifax and connecting flights to Ottawa. The Saint John Airport is about a 20-minute drive from the city centre, just 26-KM, on Loch Lomond Road, Route 111 East.

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Discover Saint John

Do you need to have your aircraft serviced?  Why not incorporate a service call and a enjoy what the Bay of Fundy region has to offer!

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