Get your Commercial Airplane Pilot License tax-free.

All new pilots go through an intensive program of both ground and flight training to start a successful career as a pilot. Unlike other schools, we teach our commercial course as a single unit, providing our students job opportunities in both private and commercial fields. This makes Chinook Aviation Flight Training completely tax free and eligible for tuition tax credits.

Private Pilot License

All students start their pilot training here as this is the first step to becoming a commercial pilot! The initial classroom and flight training time can be used to obtain a private pilot license to have to fly for fun and will enable a student to own aircraft.

Commercial License

For students wishing to pursue a career in commercial aviation, this is the second step on the path to a career as a commercial airline pilot. The commercial pilot flight training includes night, multi-engine and multi-instrument rating.

Ratings & Endorsements

To have an additional category, class, or operating privilege added to your credentials, additional training and testing, or an endorsement by an authorized instructor, is required.

Chinook’s comprehensive 80 hour ground school program plus 200 hours of flight instruction and one-on-one time with our experienced instructors prepare you for the written and practical Transport Canada examinations and success in the aviation field. 

1: Flight Simulator Training

Get a feel for flight.

2: Dual Flight Training

Fly along side our qualified instructors.

3: Solo Flight Training

Accumulate flight hours for your license.

4: Ratings & Endorsements

Advanced Training by a Professional Pilot.

Unlike the Private Pilot License, the Commercial Pilot License requires additional flight time and more advanced training. A Private Pilot may add on any ratings to their current license without pursuing a Commercial Pilot License. Chinook’s commercial pilot flight training program includes the night, multi-engine and multi-instrument ratings.

Multi Engine Rating

A multi-engine rating will allow a pilot to fly in a twin engine aircraft and is necessary for those who want to go on to fly commercially. An optional add-on to the private pilot certificate.

VFR Over The Top Rating

This rating is often acquired by private pilots who don’t want to do a full instrument rating, but who want to take advantage of the blue skies that are located above the clouds

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Night Rating

This rating is required to complete a Commercial Licence and is included in the course. Private Pilots can add this rating onto their licence to be able to fly at night.

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Instrument Rating

Fly by sole reference to the instruments in the flight deck, without any reference to the ground outside. This type of rating can be added on to a private pilot certificate or commercial pilot certificate.

Choose Your Aircraft

Train in a single aircraft or combine hours on multiple aircraft

 Chinook Airplane Flight Training offers hours for a single aircraft or combination hours on multiple aircraft, giving the student extra confidence when heading into the industry where these machines are used extensively. Chinook Aviation Group’s modern & comprehensive fixed-wing fleet are easy to fly & fuel-efficient, reducing pilot workload, surcharges, ultimately saving previous time & money.

Chinook Airplane Flight Training offers hours for a single aircraft or combination hours on multiple aircraft, giving the student extra confidence when heading into the industry where these machines are used extensively. Chinook Aviation Group’s modern & comprehensive fixed-wing fleet are easy to fly & fuel-efficient, reducing pilot workload, surcharges, ultimately saving previous time & money.

SINGLE-ENGINE RATING

Cessna SkyHawk 172

The Cessna 172 is a four-seated, single-engine, high-wing airplane commonly used for Private, Commercial and Instrument Rating flight training. More than 43,000 Cessna 172 airplanes have been built and delivered to date, making it the best-selling, most widely flown airplane ever built.

TWIN-ENGINE RATING

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Diamond Twinstar, DA-42

The Diamond DA42 has a superb performance with a margin of safety that single engine aircraft simply do not have. Especially when flying in inclement weather, over inhospitable terrain, over water and at night, nothing beats the safety of continued flight in case of engine failure. That is why Diamond’s high performance piston is a twin.

Ready to Start Your Career as a Pilot?

“The industry placement rate here at Chinook is approximately 75%, placing us #1 in Canada.”

We invite you to come visit us at the training center and meet with our team. Registration can be completed on site with one of our staff members.

You can also submit your duly completed registration form by email

Do you already have your Rotary Wing Pilot License & want to expand to to Rotary Wing? We offer conversion training!