About The Program

Commercial Pilot Licence - Aero

Here’s your chance to enter the world of aviation on a professional level. The Commercial Pilot Licence is for those who crave flight on a daily basis. If that’s you, look no further!

The Commercial Pilot Licence here at JoinAir is a full Transport Canada approved course. The course consists of 65 hours of flight training designed to get you ready for the real world of working as a Commercial Aeroplane Pilot. Applicants will learn a variety of flight exercises and really hone their skills.

Admission Requirements

  • Must be graduated from high school or be at least 19 years of age
  • Must hold a current Private Pilot Licence – Aeroplane or Helicopter
  • Category 1 Canadian Aviation Medical Exam (Find an examiner near you)
  • English Proficiency Test if required


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Program Requirements

  • 200 hours total (can include previous flight hours from the private licence)
  • 100 PIC with 20 hours cross country PIC
  • Dual 35 hours
  • Solo 30 hours
  • A minimum of 80 hours of ground school
  • 60% or higher on the Transport Canada (CPAER) written exam
  • Pass the Commercial flight test


Click here for our price list for the Cessna 152
Click here for our price list for the Cessna 172

JoinAir is able to offer tax free training for the Commercial Licence as well as tuition tax credits if applicable. For more information please click here.


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This program was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch
(PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.


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Finished my fixed wing flight training at this Flight Training Unit after several years of hiatus. The instructors and staff are consummate professionals, and brought me back up to speed for my written and flight exams with ease. I've also done about an hour of rotary wing instruction with Craig Joiner, who was extremely skilled in both flying and instruction. Now with nearly 100 hours of flight under my belt, I cannot recommend JoinAir highly enough!
Kelsey F
Kelsey F
I have always wanted to get my PPL and when Craig decided to expand his company to fixed wing training as well as helicopters, I jumped at the chance to get my Private Pilot License. Everyone was amazing to deal with, supportive, and flexible so I could get it completed around my schedule. I wouldn't hesitate to (and already do) recommend this company to anyone in the Fraser Valley who is looking to get their private pilot license in a fun and cost effective way!
Khaif Sha
Khaif Sha
Dan Robertson
Dan Robertson
Best training facility in Canada. Craig is extremely knowledgeable and a excellent training pilot. If you're thinking about getting your helicopter licence, you wont find a better place.
Luc Melanson
Luc Melanson
Great place to get a pilots licence, or advanced training!
Daryl Todd
Daryl Todd
I recently completed my flight training at Joinair. It was an excellent experience, Craig is one of the best in the business, with way more real world flying experience than other guys I looked at training with. Super flexible as well which worked well for my ever changing schedule. And the location of the school is a major bonus, within minutes you're on the river or in the mountains
Danny W
Danny W
I just recently finished my commercial helicopter pilots license at Joinair and I am grateful for the amount of knowledge and expertise from my instructor Craig Joiner. He came highly recommended as one of the top helicopter instructors in Canada and I can definitely see why. When it was time to take my final written exam and flight test I was fully prepared and skilled to do well! I highly recommend Joinair to anyone looking into getting their pilots license. Give the Joinair family a call and you will never look back!
Brad K
Brad K
Awesome training. Craig Joiner is second to none with his expertise, teaching and actual helicopter industry experience.
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