What are the Restrictions?

The student can not be younger than 14 years old and not heavier than 260 lb.

What is the Cost?

Ultra-light Pilot Permit package

This package includes 20 hours of ground school and 20 flight hours with instructor. Students have a six months to complete ground school and flight hours. This package doesn’t include flight test exam.

Price: $ 3410.00 +(HST)

Discount is available on prepaid account.

Medical Fee $ 0 to $50.00
Ground School $350.00
10 Hours Dual Flight $153.00 per hr. $1530.00
Pre-flight and Post-flight Briefing for 10 dual flight hours $0.00
PSTAR exam fee $0.00
Pre-flight and post-flight briefing for 8 solo flight hours $250.00
Flight test fee $59.00
UPPL permit
TOTAL – MINIMUM cost to get your UPPL as required by TC. $2239.00

What type of aircraft will i be flying?

Barrie Flying Club flies the  Light Sport Aircraft (Advanced Ultralight Aircraft ). You can learn more about these amazing machines on our Web Site.

What do I get?

After successful completion of a multiple choice exam and demonstrating adequate flying skills to our flight instructor, you will receive your Transport Canada Pilot Permit Ultralight Aeroplane (PPUL), which is recognized in the USA, England and Mexico.page5_Page_1

How difficult is it?

It’s true that some people have an easier time learning than others, but, the more focused and condensed your lessons are the quicker you’ll achieve your PPUL. If there is a big gap in your training then you will find that more time is spent reviewing previous lessons and it will ultimately cost you more.

When can I do it?

A new ground school course starts approximately every month throughout the year. We can accommodate almost anyone’s schedule. We fly all year round and are open 7 days a week.

Where can I do it?

Ground school and flying instruction is done at the Springwater Airpark ,  located in Barrie on Anne St. N (see Map).  The Springwater Airpark is a beautiful place to fly from with easy access to the Georgian Bay shore, the hills of Collingwood and beautiful central Ontario farmland. You’ll love the friendly, encouraging atmosphere that you will find at our club.

Who can do it?

Anyone 16 years or older (14 for a student permit) who holds a self-declared Class 4 Medical certificate is eligible for PPUL flight training. What’s holding you back? A whole new world of freedom is waiting.

How do I start?

You can call or email us at 705-817-1666  or email:  barrieflyingclub.com to reserve your spot or to book a trial flight. We’ll be glad to answer any questions that you have and create a schedule that works for you.

What's next?

After receiving your PPUL, you can continue your training to achieve your passenger carrier rating.

You can use PPUL as a credit for your PPL

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Can I carry Passengers

Transport Canada requirements

  • 25 hours of flight training
  • 5 flight hours of solo time
  • 15 hours of dual instruction
  • 2 hours cross country
  • successfully pass flight test with . !

I wear glasses, can i still be a pilot?

Yes! You most certainly can! As a general rule, as long as you can pass a motor vehicle vision test, you meet the vision requirements for the Ultralight Pilot Permit.

Do I need to pass a physical?

Generally NO. Most candidates can simply fill out a medical self-declaration form and are ensured their permits on that basis. If you have any doubts about this, we’re happy to provide a copy of the form for review.

Am I too old to learn?

Absolutely NOT. Age isn’t a criteria, interest and motivation are. The student pilot permit can be issued at age 14 and as a general rule, if you can drive a car, you can probably fly a recreational aircraft.

Do I need to take a ground school?

There is a requirement to take a ground school prior to your first  solo flight . We are recomending to take actual flying lessns beafore you start your ground school ., this way we feel that you will have a better

Are there any tests involved?

Pilot Permit – Ultralight Aircraft certification

(See Transport Canada’s CARS 421.21):

1.    Provide proof of:
                     1.    citizenship
                           2.    age (min. 16)
                           3.    medical fitness, which is one of:
                                    1.    Civil Aviation Medical Declaration (Form 26-0297)with Part B completed by the  applicant
                                    2.    Medical Certificate (Form 26-0055), Category 1, 3 or 4
                                    3.    Medical Assessment Letter (Form 26-0417), Category 1, 3 or 4
2.    Ground school: 20 hours.
3.    Dual flight training.
                           o    This means the student flies with an instructor, learning to carry out predefined exercises, just like when learning to drive.
                           o    Each lesson takes about 1.5 hours and consists of
                                     "    A pre-flight briefing of about 15 minutes,
                                     "    Actual flight is about 1 hour and
                                     "    A post-flight debriefing of about 15 minutes.
                           o    Total time depends on the progress of the student, which varies widely and averages to about 10 to 25 hours flying time.
4.    PSTAR test - A written test the student has to pass.
                          o    50 questions
                          o    Passing mark 90% (45 questions)
                          o    The test has to be corrected to 100%. This means the instructor has to teach the student the material related to the missed question and
                               has to be satisfied that the student would now be able to answer all of them.
5.    A student pilot permit is issued to the student.
6.    Big Milestone!: First solo flight. This means the student flies alone, without an instructor.
          This includes:
                          o    A regular pre-flight briefing of about 15 minutes,
                          o    One complete circuit, but not more. Flying time is about 7 minutes and
                          o    A regular post-flight debriefing of about 15 minutes.
7.    Solo flight training
                          o    This means the student practices alone the same predefined exercises as they carried out during the dual flight training
                          o    Each lesson takes about 1.5 hours and consists of
                                    "    A pre-flight briefing of about 15 minutes,
                                    "    Actual flight is about 1 hour and
                                    "    A post-flight debriefing of about 15 minutes.
                          o    Total time depends on the progress of the student, which varies widely and averages to about 8 lessons.
8.    Flight test. This consists of
                          o    A regular pre-flight briefing of about 15  minutes,
                          o    Flying all the exercises in about 1.5 hours with the examiner on board, but the student is  flying
                          o    A regular post-flight debriefing of about 15 minutes.
9.    Pilot Permit - Ultralight Aircraft certification administration
                          o    The school makes a recommended to Transport Canada to issue the permit for the Student.
                          o    The student
                                     "    Takes (and passes) the Transport Canada ULTRA written test (passing score: 60%)
                                     "    Pays the fee for the test and the permit.
                          o    Transport Canada issues the certification directly to the Student.