About The Program

Private Pilot Licence - HELI

Helicopter Pilot Training Canada

Looking to see life from a different angle? The helicopter is a true engineering masterpiece. Described by some as pure magic! If you’re looking for that missing piece, then here it is. The Private Pilot Licence is perfect for people looking to own their own helicopter, fly for fun, or as a hobby.

Let the team at JoinAir teach you, so you can achieve your goals!

Admission Requirements

  • Must be at least 17 years of age
  • Category 1 or 3 Canadian Aviation Medical Exam (Find an examiner near you)
  • English proficiency test if required


open all
year round

Program Requirements

  • A minimum of 45 hours flight training (Instructor led 17 hours & 12 hours solo)
  • 40 Hours Ground School
  • 60% or higher on the Transport Canada PPHEL Written Exam
  • Pass the Private flight test


Click here for our price list for the Schweizer 300 CBI
Click here for our price list for the R44


JoinAir Policies

(This program does not require approval by the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of
the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.)


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Miguel Parra
Miguel Parra
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!
Shannon Netzel
Shannon Netzel
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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