Licence Sign Off Process

Private Pilot Licence Sign Off Process

If you have met all the Private Pilot Licence hour requirements, along with the PPL written and flight test, you will need to submit your documentation in order to initiate the sign off process. Please note that you will not be able to commence your Commercial Flight Training/Night Rating/Rental flights until you have received your temporary licence. You will also need to sign a CPL contract if you plan on pursuing the CPL.

For the licence sign off process you will need to submit your package to our  Flight Training Office. If you need to contact the Flight Training Office directly you can do so at [email protected] or by calling 905-838-1400 ext. 228.

Please note that the licence process can take a couple of business days to process. Should flight hour, written results or the  flight test not meet the CARs requirements an admin fee will be charged of $25.00.

The application package that needs to be submitted will consist of the following:

  1. You will need to fill out the PPL licence application. Please fill out section A (entirely) and sign the applicant portion in part B
  2. You will need to fill out an application for the Aviation Booklet
  3. You will need to get a picture taken that meets Canadian passport standards (please make sure it is signed on the back to say the location and the date the picture was taken)
  4. Meet the Aviation Language Proficiency Demonstration (ALPD) – requirement for those that do not have a valid Canadian passport AND proof of high school in Canada.
  5. You will have to hand in your logbook and PTR
    i) make sure you have met the hour requirements as stipulated by the CARs 421.26
    A) minimum 45 hours total
    B) minimum 5 hours of instrument time (max 3 in flight training device – simulator)
    C) minimum 17 hours of dual including minimum 3 hours of dual cross country
    D) 12 hours of solo including minimum 5 hours of solo cross country
    ii) make sure the logbook and PTR match up. The PTR will be mailed to TC upon completion and you will not have access to it again.
    iii) flight hours are totaled
    iv) have D’s listed for dual flight exercises practiced
    v) have S’s listed for solo flight exercises practiced
    vi) sign in the applicable places
    vii) PLEASE ensure that you have proof of landing at the airports for your solo cross country (xc) requirements for all PPL solo xc. Generally the airports stamp your logbook.
  6. Provide copy of TC written exam if it was not written at BFC (confirm TC validity).
  7. Provide copy of TC flight test if flight test was not conducted by BFC instructor (confirm TC validity).
  8. Pay the licensing fee of $125 at the front desk.
  9. Hand in all documents mentioned above as well as your Student Pilot Permit, Medical and radio licence to the Flight Training Office.

After Licence Sign Off for PPL

Please note that you will not receive your PTR back as this is sent to Transport Canada for their records. For this reason, it is imperative that your logbook and PTR match. You will need to purchase a new PTR if you are going to proceed with your CPL training.

The temporary licence that will be issued will only be valid for 90 days. For this reason, please make sure that you keep an eye on the validity period and reach out to a BFC admin if approximately 75 days have passed ([email protected]) so that we can inquire to TC before it expires. Once your temporary PPL expires it will revert back to a Student Pilot Permit (SPP).

Please note that you will not be able to commence your Commercial Flight Training/Night Rating/Rental flights until you have received your temporary licence. Should flight hour, written results or the  flight test not meet the CARs requirements an admin fee will be charged of $25.00.

Rating Sign Off

Night Rating

  1. i) Application form needs to be completed with your recommending Flight Instructor (flight instructor must be able to attest to your ability to fly at night and must have done some instrument training with you)
  2. ii) Pay rating fee at the Front Desk

iii) Submit completed application, logbook, PTR (if you have one), aviation booklet/PPL and medical

 Multi Rating

  1. i) Application form needs to be completed with your recommending Flight Instructor AND pilot examiner
  2. ii) Pay rating fee at the Front Desk

Instrument Rating

  1. i) Application form needs to be completed with your recommending Flight Instructor AND pilot examiner
  2. ii) Pay rating fee at the Front Desk

Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) Sign Off Process

If you have met all the CPL hour requirements, along with the CPL written and flight test, you will need to submit your documentation in order to initiate the sign off process.

For the CPL licence sign off process you will need to submit your licence application package to Judy Piccioni – Manager of Flight Training Administration. If you need to contact Judy directly you can do so at [email protected]. Please note that the licence process can take a couple of business days to process.

The application package that needs to be submitted will consist of the following:

  1. You will need to fill out the Licence Application. Please fill out section A (entirely) and sign the applicant portion in part B
  2. You will have to hand in your logbook and PTR
    i) make sure you have met the hour requirements as stipulated by the CARs 421.30
    A) minimum 200 hours total
    B) minimum 20 hours of instrument time POST PPL (max 10 in flight training device – simulator)
    C) minimum 35 hours of dual (POST PPL) including minimum 5 hours of dual VFR cross country
    D) 100 hours of solo including minimum 30 hours of PIC (30 hours are POST PPL of which 25 emphasize solo improvement)
    ii) make sure the logbook and PTR match up. The PTR will be mailed to TC upon completion and you will not have access to it again.
    iii) flight hours are totaled
    iv) have D’s listed for dual flight exercises practiced
    v) have S’s listed for solo flight exercises practiced
    vi) sign in the applicable places
    vii) PLEASE ensure that you have proof of landing at the airports for your 300 NM cross country. If you are unable to get a stamp, notify Judy/Scott immediately upon your return. Try to get a fuel receipt instead. Generally the airports stamp/sign your logbook.
  3. Provide copy of TC written exam if it was not written at BFC (confirm TC validity).
  4. Provide copy of TC flight test if flight test was not conducted by BFC instructor (confirm TC validity).
  5. Pay the licensing fee of $150 at the front desk
  6. Hand in all documents mentioned as well as your Aviation Booklet.