Fees and prices
The price of a typical lesson is made up of two parts. The lesson fee, and the airplane fee, Add them together to work out how much a lesson costs in total.
In some lessons we don’t use the airplane – just ground briefing. For those lessons, there are no airplane fees.
Solo practice flights don’t incur a lesson fee – just an airplane fee, at a different rate.
Includes preparatory ground instruction
Use of the airplane is not included in this lesson fee.
|duration: up to two hours, as required
$190 + HSTduration: two to three hours, as required
$285 + HST
|Airplane time in C-FLYO, during a lesson
This charge is additional to the lesson fee above and varies according to the length of flight(s) during any particular lesson.
|$225 per hour of engine time + HST
Charging period is the time of engine start to the time of engine stop
|Solo practice in C-FLYO for advanced students
when you’re competent to make an entire flight by yourself
|$240 per hour of engine time + HST
Charging period is the time of engine start to the time of engine stop with a minimum of 1.0 hours
Use of the simulator for skill review and practice is included in the lesson fee for any lesson where a flight takes place. Otherwise a small charge is payable.
|When charged: $50 + HST|
|Lesson in airplane provided by student
Training for a PPL in your own airplane
|$360 + HST
duration: up to three hours, as required
|parking on the island, for a lesson
If you want to take the ferry and park on the Island
|$25 + HST|
Prices are liable to change; I will try to give a week’s notice if so.
You can cancel or reschedule an introductory lesson with no penalty.
When you come back for a second or subsequent lesson, that means we have arranged a fixed weekly lesson slot, every week, going forward, until you decide you want to cease training. That’s a firm commitment from you to be available for a lesson at that time and on that day, with no gaps and weather and aircraft permitting, a commitment from your instructor to be available to teach you at that time.
If you need to miss a lesson for any reason, like an unavoidable work or family commitment, business or vacation travel, an urgent meeting, or anything else that crops up, then you can either surrender your weekly slot entirely (in busy months that means another student can step in and take your slot) or you can pay the full lesson fee for the lesson you want to miss, and then slot stays in your name.
If you want to have more than one lesson per week we can definitely do that if there is space in the schedule, as long as you can demonstrate you have enough time to devote to self-study and private learning in between your lessons. If you want to skip your second weekly lesson then the same rules apply – you have to surrender the slot or pay the lesson fee to keep it reserved in your name.
Flying lessons are divided into two parts: ground instruction before the flight, and the flight portion of the lesson. (There is a short in-person briefing before we get into the airplane, too.)
Flight and ground instruction takes place at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.
At the moment I have the following weekly teaching slots free and available. If it suits your schedule and you want to book an introductory lesson, let me know.
|Email me for availability|
Check for changes, which happen frequently.
Payment is due immediately after the lesson. I accept cash, cheques and VISA, Mastercard and American Express cards.