What is the difference between integrated courses and the modular/traditional way of flight training?
In exchange for a tightly focused course with more ground school, Transport Canada allows for the reduction of flying hours and additional privileges such as being able to write the Airline Transport examinations early. Each and every hour of flying is scripted and has requirements to complete. One can’t just fly around the patch and expect to get credit toward this licence. Each flight has a clear objective and plan, not just to “build hours”. The ground school requirements are higher, and there is a maximum calender time limit (36 months). Specifically because of the ground school requirements, there is start date.
There are 3 different Integrated Courses, which one should I take?
CPL (A): The holder would earn a Commercial Pilot Licence in 150 hours.
CPL IR (A): The holder would earn a Commercial Pilot Licence and a Multi IFR in 190 hours.
ATPL (A): The holder would earn a Commercial Pilot Licence and a Multi IFR in 205 hours. This course includes a multi crew course, and to write the Airline Transport Exams.
Why would I do this program?
Looking to reduce cost by reducing flight hours.
Prefer a structured organized course with a group of students.
Would like the student loan and tax advantages.
Ablity to write the ATPL exams and be “done” with school in a single
course instead of coming back to school when you have 1500 hours to do the ATPL course.
What are the student loan and tax advantages?
The entire course is tax deductable. In the modular course the time building is not tax deductable.
Manitoba and Canada student loans will fund a lot more of the program up to their maximum per year.
Why would I not do this program?
You already have a pilot licence or a student pilot permit with more then 30 hours of flying experience. A limited amount of credit can be
forwarded from previous flight training.
You prefer the flexibility of the traditional way of training, you are able to structure your own training.
Prefer to work on your own.
Can’t wait for a start date.
First Monday of Janaury, April, or September
To start the course, we require a minimum 5 students signed up and deposit paid 30 days before start date.
Willing to study and work hard.
Read and write English up to at least a Level IV ICAO English Lauguage Test Level.
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Complete at least 1 discovery flight. This flight can be arranged when you arrive at the school.
How do I sign up?
Fill out our application form
We'll arrange for a Interview. This can be done in person or phone/skype. We would discuss the program, and ensure that this program meets your goals and expectations.
International students are required to start the application 4 months before the start date to allow time for visa application.
A $5000 deposit required to hold a slot in the ground school, due 1 month before starting training.
How long is the course?
All integrated courses start at the same time. Students stay in the program until they are complete the type of interated course they are enrolled in.
CPL (A) 6 months
CPL IR (A) 9 months
ATPL (A) 12 months
How do the payments work?
$5000 payable to hold the seat in ground school 1 month before starting.
$5000 is paypable at the beginning of every month
Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm. If bad weather day during the week, then Saturday will be added to the schedule.
8am to 12pm - Classroom Ground School
1pm to 5pm - Flight Training and self study. Average of one flight a day is schedule. Each flight takes 2 hours include prep time, briefing,
the flight, and debriefing.
Can I have a part time job during training?
The course is very intense. There is no time for a part time job.
I have flight training experience, can I count it?
Only the first 30 hours.
How many people are in the class?
Minimum 5, Maximum 15 students.
Where are the courses completed?
Harv's Air St. Andrews.
I have more questions!
Please contact us!