Private Pilot Ground School Course

(9 customer reviews)

From: $199.00 every 4 months with a 7-day free trial

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Complete Your Private Pilot Online Ground School with Us

Our Private Pilot Ground School will prepare students for their PPAER Exam, PSTAR Exam and includes access to all of our flight lesson preparatory ground instruction. Our course will lower the cost of your flight training and prepare you for each flight, every time. An incredible value for the aspiring private pilot in Canada.

Over 60 hours of material is provided to students, which meets the prerequisites set out by Transport Canada. Once completed, a ground school record is provided. If the practice exams are completed successfully, a letter of recommendation will be provided to challenge the Transport Canada exam.

There is no prerequisite for the course. You only need determination and passion to be successful in our Private Pilot Ground School.

The course syllabus is available for download. It closely follows Transport Canada’s recommended study guide. We’re biased, but we think we have the best online ground school.

Why Canadian Flight Trainers?

Our ground school was made in the 21st century and has excellent learning capabilities. Other ground schools in Canada simply provide lectures and let you go at it yourself. Our team of instructors will monitor your course progress on a daily basis from behind the scenes to ensure your learning experience is a positive one. If you find a mistake, we’ll correct it pretty quickly. Other schools don’t do this.

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Online Flight Training

Our ground training is done online, but you still have to learn how to fly an airplane, in an airplane. To find a flight school, visit Transport Canada’s website here.

How long should online ground school take?

As long as you want. Our ground school is available to you under three options. For those who anticipate finishing quickly, they may choose to pay $199 every 4 months; the average student can pay $299 for 9 months; and some may choose to do $399 for 12 months. Some students can take one month to finish while others will take a full year due to other commitments such as work and family. It is about your time and dedication. Students are able to extend their ground school time upon request for a small additional fee.

How do I prepare for the exam?

Our ground school has a series of assessment tasks that are aligned with our objectives and goals. We treat them as you completing a 21st century aviation notebook which was designed to provide deep learning. Upon completion, we provide you with sample exams based on student feedback. This way, nothing is a surprise when you sit your real exam.

What is a letter of recommendation? Can I get it from you?

To earn a private pilot license in Canada, you must sit and write a government exam known as the PPAER. You will need a letter of recommendation to write the PPAER exam from a flight instructor. Many students choose to ask their primary flight instructor for this letter, but we can also provide this to you if you pass our trial exams with a certain grade.

Is the online ground school free?

While there are other free online ground school resources in Canada, ours is vetted and kept up-to-date in accordance with Transport Canada standards. As the industry changes, so does our approach. So while we’re not free, we’re a really good value.

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Additional information

Billing Option

Pay Every 4 Months After 7 Day Free Trial, Enrol Once for 9 Months After 7 Day Free Trial, Enrol Once for 12 Months After 7 Day Free Trial, Flight School Enrolment – 9 Months, Flight School Enrolment – 12 Months, Student Extension – 1 Month

9 reviews for Private Pilot Ground School Course

  1. postma (verified owner)

    Daniel and his team at have provided a very useful, convenient and cost-effective training resource for the PPAER exam. Support is excellent also. The final exams are harder than the actual exam, so if you do well on them you can expect to do well on the Transport Canada exam. Highly recommended to anyone who is considering online ground school.

  2. Ashutosh Dutta (verified owner)

    I am so happy to do this course with Canadian Flight Trainers. The course material and the practice exam questions prepared me really well for the TC exam. I felt very confident and passed the PPL exam with very good score.
    Thanks to the instructors and staff of Canadian Flight Trainers for their support, who reached out to me for any clarification when I needed them.

  3. Martin Lee (verified owner)

    Videos made understanding the topics easy. Enjoyed the layout of course. Practice exams were nearly identical to the real thing.

  4. Stephen Charlton (verified owner)

    Thanks to Matt for the extra support during the course. Passed the exam with a 90% yesterday.

  5. Justin Peterson (verified owner)

    I already did ground school and used the Nizus program. This was way better than either of those. Well put together

  6. Clarence Bergen (verified owner)

    Lots of patients from online instructors support. Even when I don’t catch on well to what is being clearly shown they never make me feel like I can’t learn this. Always striving to improve their online learning program!

  7. Brandon Wilson (verified owner)

    The exams were almost identical to the Transport Canada exams. Videos were great and not boring

  8. Kethy Morawski (verified owner)

    Very thorough but not too much. Very happy the instructors help me when I ask for it.

  9. Lawrence (verified owner)

    Really enjoyable course. Loved the stories from all of the instructors.

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