Commercial Pilot Training Program in Burlington

Flight Training

The prerequisite for this program is a Private Pilot Licence, and you must be 18 years of age and have a Category I Medical before completion. To complete this program you must have a minimum of 200 hours of flight time, of which 100 hours must be as pilot-in-command, and 20 hours which must be cross-country. To get the training you need at the Spectrum Airways training facility in Burlington, call us today.

65 Hours Total Time Required:

DUAL - 35 hours minimum

  • 5 hours dual night flying (2 hours dual night cross-country)

  • 5 hours dual cross country flying (includes the dual night time)

  • 20 hours instrument time (a maximum of 10 hours can be completed on the flight simulator)

SOLO - 30 hours minimum

  • 25 hours solo practice including a cross country flight of at least 300 NM in distance from the point of departure with 3 stops

  • 5 hours of cross-country flying

  • 5 hours of night flying (including 2 hours of night cross-country)

Ground School

A minimum of 80 hours of ground school sessions is required. See our Commercial Course Outline for details. It is held in the classroom facilities at the airport. Ground School is not a prerequisite for flight training.

Transport Canada required material covered in our PPL Ground School Course:

Canadian Aviation Regulations

Aerodynamics and Theory of Flight


Airframes, Engines, and Systems

Flight Instruments

Radio and Electronic Theory


Flight Operations

Licensing Requirements

Human Factors including Pilot Decision Making

Topics required by Transport Canada for the CPL are of the same subject material for the PPL, however the depth and complexity of each subject that is expanded through the CPL course and requires a much greater understanding. Much of this advanced content includes information that is used to further pilot development when earning additional ratings (Instrument, Multi-Engine, etc).


A Transport Canada Flight Test and Written Examination are required. The Flight Test is administered by a Transport Canada examiner. The written examination is conducted at a Transport Canada office.

Private Career College Administration Fee

In 2008, Spectrum Airways became registered as a Private Career College (PCC) ensuring our Commercial Pilot License and Instructor Rating programs meet stipulated standards. A Student Enrollment Contract must be signed and a $400.00 PCC Administrative Fee must be paid before commencing flight training in these programs.

Spectrum Airways

5296 Bell School Line

Burlington, ON 
L7M 0P1

Service Area

Greater Toronto Area

Surrounding areas


Office Hours
Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Flight Operations:
8:00 AM – 11:00 PM, 7 days a week, weather permitting

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