Air Hart Aviation

1326 Water St
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9P4

Toll-Free: 1-877-766-6699

(250) 762-9830

tours & charter

Commercial Pilot Training

commercialtrainingpicAir-Hart Aviation approaches its commercial pilot training program with you, the all-important student, in mind. We offer all levels of flight education, from the standard Transport Canada Commercial License to advanced and accelerated Professional Pilot programs.

Training on relevant aircraft types in constant-speed aircraft will provide the Air-Hart graduate with the necessary edge. All our programs feature extensive ground instruction in Commercial Flight Operations, and makes use of computer-based training aids. Our curriculum exceeds the Transport Canada requirements and will take the student beyond the standard Transport Canada prescribed training.

You can be confident that your training has prepared you for a rewarding career. Bush pilot or airline pilot, Air-Hart Aviation will help you in your quest for success.

Air-Hart Advantage

Air-Hart not only allows solo hours on their floatplanes, but we believe they are important in training a well rounded and confident pilot. Add that to our competitive prices and the fact that the Kelowna region experiences more VFR flying days according to Nav Canada than antwhere else in Canada, and you are sure to fast-track your career. Ultimately Air-Hart provides you with the best training while saving you time and money. See VFR Competitor Comparisons.

Overview & Rates

Air-Hart Aviation has developed a unique syllabus to help you towards your goal. As a Canadian company, we realize the need for competent ‘bush pilots’ as well as future airlines pilots. The airline industry is always keen to hire competent young pilots with bush experience. Their hiring practices are cyclical and it is unlikely that all commercial pilots will have the opportunity to move into the right-hand seat of an airline partner immediately. Charter companies are often an option, and because of their varied assignments, they appreciate a well-rounded pilot. Some pilots who experience the thrill of bush flying may choose to stay within this branch of aviation for their entire careers. Air-Hart Aviation will help you through your decision process. Everybody has certain talents, and through our one-on-one teaching methods, we are able to advise you regarding your future. Flexibility and change form the basis of competent aviators.

Floatplane Advantage

” The operator that hired me chose me over other applicants that had higher total times. The difference was that I had more float time. The 50 hour float course and CPL training I received at Air-Hart really gave me an edge to get my first flying job. My experience there was something I will always remember and appreciate. ”

Jamie Coxall, Former Air-Hart Student


Prices (per hour)

  • Cessna 172 Hawk XP Solo $230.00
  • Cessna 172 Hawk XP Dual $285.00
  • Cessna 180 Solo $305.00
  • Cessna 180 Dual $360.00
  • Cessna 150 Dual (Landplane) $200.00
  • Cessna 150 Solo (Landplane) $145.00

** Based on already having a Private Licensed pilot with 50 hours. If for example you have a PPL with 60 hours, you would only need another 140 to get CPL. Note above Landplane CPL still includes the 50 hours on floats. However, you can do less float time if desired and more on landplane.

  • Commercial License/50 HR Bush CourseCessna 172XP (Floats)Cessna 180(floats)Cessna 150 (Land)
  • 35 hrs of Dual flight instruction$9,975$12,,600$7,000
  • 30 hrs of Solo flight time$6,900$9,150$4350
  • 10 hrs of Dual Preparatory Ground Instruction$550$550$550
  • Online Ground School$295$295$295
  • Transport Canada exam and flight test fees$385$385$385
  • BUSH PILOT COURSECessna 172 XP (Floats)Cessna 180 (Floats)Cessna 172 XP (Floats)
  • 25 Hour Dual$7,125$9,000$7,125
  • 25 Hour Solo$5,750$7,625$5,750
  • 35 Hours additional Solo time$8,050$10,675$5,075(Land)
  • TOTAL (150 hours flight time)$39,030$50,280$30,530

Payment Options: We accept Visa, Mastecard, Debit, Cash and Cheques. Note there is a 2% credit card surcharge for Visa and MasterCard. Amex not accepted.