Student Permit (SPP)


  • 14 years old
  • A Category 1 or 3 medical certificate delivered by a Civil Aviation Medical or a category 4 medical declaration filled out by a family doctor


  • Fly  solo during the training
  • No passenger on board

Flight training is a combination of dual flight lessons with an instructor and solo flights. During solo flights the student is alone on board the airplane and is practicing the exercises assigned by the instructor.

In order to fly solo, the student must have a Student Pilot Permit. To get one, you need to have a valid medical exam and pass a short written test called PSTAR. It basically covers the regulations and basic knowledge required.

The PSTAR is the first exam a student will have to study for during the training.
It consists of 50 questions from a databank available here:
Transport Canada PSTAR Study guide

The PSTAR is administrated in our flight school.


PSTAR completed successfully (90% pass mark)


Usually the SPP is combined with a Radio exam to be able to use the radio equipment on board the aircraft. This short exam is also administrated in our school and can be done at the same time as the PSTAR.


Training is at student’s pace and convenience. The PSTAR is a self study exam. It usually takes 1 or 2 weeks to study for it.

The Student Pilot Permit costs $80 including PSTAR fees.

The prices in Canadian Dollars may change anytime without notice. Feel free to consult us  for the most up to date rates.