Licence Conversion

Private Pilot Licence Conversion
Here are the steps you must take in order to convert your licence to a Canadian PPL. The steps outlined below are for those that are interested in converting their licence on the basis of a foreign licence. Please note that the steps may be different depending on the country from which you received the PPL. Please confer with Transport Canada about the specifics. They can be reached at 416-952-0230.

1. Write the PSTAR exam here at the Brampton Flight Centre. You will need to register as a member to be able to write the PSTAR exam. The study guide can be purchased in our Humphrey’s Pilot Shop for $5.95. If you are converting your FAA licence, then you will need to write the FAA Conversion Exam instead of the PSTAR exam – please contact Transport Canada for further details.

To study for the PSTAR exam, you will need to acquire the PSTAR study guide, the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) from Transport Canada, the Canada Flight Supplement, and the text book From the Ground Up (ISBN 0-9680390). You will also need to refer to the Canadian Aviation Regulations ( CARs) on the Transport Canada website.

2. Write the Canadian Radio Operators exam here at the Brampton Flight Centre. The study guide can be purchased in our Humphrey’s Pilot Shop for $5.95.

3. Complete 5 take-offs and landings within the past 6 months (PIC). Recommended that this is completed prior to coming to Canada.

4. Obtain a Canadian Aviation Medical.  A Transport Canada approved aviation doctor may be located outside of Canada, please check out the Transport Canada examiner website.

5. Ensure you meet the Canadian PPL minimum requirements.

6. In the majority of cases, you will need to pass the Aviation Language Proficiency Demonstration.

7. Fill out the PPL application form

8. Fill out the Aviation Booklet Application form and submit with a valid picture that has been signed by your guarantor.

7. Submit your application to Transport Canada for PPL conversion. It is recommended that you go in person to drop off your certified logbook and other paperwork. Please note that it can take several months for Transport Canada to cross reference your documents as they will be in contact with your Aviation Authorities for the licence you are looking to convert.

*The total cost for the conversion varies greatly depending on your experience and skills. If you meet the above criteria then your costs will be minimal. If you require additional training, an instructor will be able to give you a better idea after the first flight.

Commercial Pilot Licence Conversion
Here are the steps you must take in order to convert your licence to a Canadian CPL. The steps outlined below are for those that are interested in converting their licence on the basis of a foreign licence. Please note that the steps may be different depending on the country from which you received the CPL. Please confer with Transport Canada about the specifics. They can be reached at 416-952-0230.

1. Write the Canadian Radio Operators exam here at the Brampton Flight Centre. The study guide can be purchased in our Humphrey’s Pilot Shop for $5.95.

2. Obtain a Canadian Aviation Medical.  Please note that there are Transport Canada approved aviation doctors located outside of Canada.

3. You will need to pass the Transport Canada CPL written exam. List of Transport Canada approved centres.

4. You will need to pass a flight test with a Transport Canada approved examiner. This can be done at our flight school.

5. In the majority of cases, you will need to pass the Aviation Language Proficiency Demonstration.

6. Ensure you meet the Canadian CPL minimum requirements.

7. Fill out the CPL application form.

8. Fill out the Aviation Booklet Application form and submit with a valid picture that has been signed by your guarantor.

7. Submit your application to Transport Canada for CPL conversion. It is recommended that you go in person to drop off your certified logbook and other paperwork. Please note that it can take several months for Transport Canada to cross reference your documents as they will be in contact with your Aviation Authorities for the licence you are looking to convert.

*The total cost for the conversion varies greatly depending on your experience and skills. Keep in mind that you will have to become familiar with a new airport and it is likely that you will have to become familiar with a new aircraft type.