Solo Paperwork Needed

In order to be eligible to fly solo, you will need to complete some paperwork before your Flight Instructor can deem that you are ready. Please provide at least 2 business days to allow for processing of documents once all pertinent documents are received by the Flight Training Administrator AND a request has been made to prepare your Student Pilot Permit.

The paperwork that you would need to complete consists of the following:

  1. Radio exam – you will have multiple choice and short answer questions. You will need to achieve 70% or higher on each section in order to pass. In the event that you do not pass one section, you will need to write the whole exam again on a different day.
    – if you pass, please provide the Flight Training office with a copy of your valid government issued photo ID and fill out the radio application.
    –  The Duty Manager can set you up with the radio exam and the fee is $75 plus tax.
    – Please note that you have to wait for the radio licence to be issued by mail from Industry Canada. On average it generally takes two weeks to receive it in the mail once it has been issued.
    – Please leave the radio exam and your radio application form with our Flight Training Administration or the staff at the customer service desk.
  2. PSTAR exam – 50 multiple choice questions on the air regulations in Canada. You will need to score 90% or over in order to pass. For a list of the questions they may ask please visit
    • A BFC student can write the PSTAR exam in the ground school if they have paid for the PPL Ground school fee at Brampton. If not the cost is $50 plus tax and one of the Duty Managers can invigilate the exam.
      – You will need to complete the PSTAR exam and show your valid passport and valid medical in order to have your Student Pilot Permit (SPP) issued.
      – The PSTAR exam has a validity of 12 months at the Brampton Flight Centre and therefore your Student Pilot Permit must be requested before the expiration date (valid medical, valid passport must also have been received by the request date). If you do not receive the SPP before the PSTAR expires, you will be required to retake the PSTAR exam.
    • Your student pilot permit can be issued by any of our Transport Canada approved Authorized Person delegates including our Flight Training Administrator.
  3. Flight Training Program – should be signed by both you and your instructor. This document is located on the wall closest to the Chief Flight Instructors office and covers the solo restrictions etc.
  4. If you are not a Canadian citizen who has proof of conducting school in Canada, you will need to schedule an Aviation Language Proficiency Test. Approved examiners are listed below.
    – You can use an examiner from any region. The fee will generally be $100-$150 and you can e-transfer the fee to the examiner.
    – You are able to conduct the interview over the phone at Brampton Flight Centre but your identity will have to be verified and your ID and relevant information will have to be sent to the Examiner prior to the exam. Generally your flight instructor can validate your identity and you can expect to be charged for $50 to compensate for their time.
    – The test will be tape recorded and it can take Transport Canada up to 30 days to verify the results.
    • In order to proceed, you will need to fill out two forms
    • Next please have your flight instructor or an approved BFC admin staff to verify your ID and complete the rest of the form. You will be required to provide two pieces of photo ID for them to verify.
    • Have your verifier contact one of the approved examiners below (you can use an examiner from any region) to schedule a time that works with yourself, your verifier and the approved examiner.
    • Send fee to approved examiner.
    • Show up to BFC prior to your appointment time and please remember to bring your two pieces of approved ID.
NameEmail AddressPhone NumberRegion
Bergeron, Paul[email protected]403-286-7186Prairie and Northern Region
Booth, Nicholas[email protected]519-648-3732Ontario
Bourassa, André[email protected]No phone # listedAll Regions
Bowditch, Gladys[email protected]No phone # listedPrairie and Northern Region
Braithwaite, Mark[email protected]613-298-9178Ontario
Duimel, Clark[email protected]604-946-0011Pacific Region
Favron, Daniel[email protected]514-944-1493Quebec
Gagnon, Louise[email protected]514-239-3338Quebec
Lorbetskie, Dave[email protected]No phone # listedAll Regions
MacGlaching, David[email protected]No phone # listedAll Regions
Mahar, Laurie[email protected]No phone # listedAtlantic Region
Maracle, Jo-Anne[email protected]613-396-3100Ontario
Martin, Daniel[email protected]No phone number listedQuebec
Matrundola, Dario[email protected]416-995-9464Ontario
Mohr, Michael[email protected]780-518-3793Prairie and Northern Region
Nadon, Curtis[email protected]403-286-7186Prairie and Northern Region
Palmer, Graham[email protected]250-656-2833Pacific Region
Pietracupa, Frank[email protected]No phone # listedAll Regions
Pollak, Ferdinand[email protected]514-883-9336Quebec
Press, Cathy[email protected]No phone # listedAll Regions
Rolland, Serge[email protected]418-528-8393Quebec
Scott, Jim[email protected]No phone # listedAll Regions
Skutnik, Thiea[email protected]204-339-6186Prairie and Northern Region
Todd, Michel[email protected]514-217-3150Quebec
Wells, Sophia[email protected]780-800-9639Prairie and Northern Region

Location & Directions

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The Brampton-Caledon Airport is close to Toronto, allowing easy access to all of Canada’s 400 series highways.