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Private Pilot Licence Program

The Private Pilot Licence (PPL) program is intended for students with little or no flying experience, who wish to join Mount Royal University's industry-recognized Aviation Diploma program and train for a career as a professional pilot.  The MRU PPL program is available to students who have applied to the Mount Royal University Aviation Diploma program.        

The PPL program for 2022 has started and is no longer open for new applicants. MRU offers the PPL program once a year, and we anticipate that it will be available again January 2023 to prepare students for entry into the September 2024 diploma program.  Applications to the upcoming PPL program can be requested by contacting aviation@mtroyal.ca, beginning October 1.   

Flight lessons and ground school start in early spring and run to the end of August, giving students time to attain their PPL prior to a September entry into the Diploma program. 

Required flight hours and ground school time minimums are mandated by Transport Canada. Subject areas covered include: Air Law, Meteorology, Navigation, Flight Operations, Human Factors, Theory of Flight and Airframes & Engines. Practical instruction in flying aircraft takes place at our own facility at the Springbank Airport where we keep our fleet of brand-new state-of-the-art aircraft.

Check the FAQs or contact the Aviation Department for further information on the PPL, Diploma Program, Advanced Flight Training, admission requirements and registration: 403.288.9551 or aviation@mtroyal.ca.


Discovery Flight    NEW!

The Discovery Flight and facility tours are now available.        

Interested in pursuing an Aviation Diploma at Mount Royal University? Experience the thrill of piloting an aircraft in a one-hour flight with one of our expert flight instructors in a state-of-the-art Cessna 172 at the Springbank Airport. Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the Rockies and the city of Calgary. Tour the MRU hangar, get a close-up view of the aircraft and find out about the MRU program’s advantages.

Subject code: XAIR 30001 1 Hours. Fee: $262.50 + GST  
 For further information contact the Aviation Department at 403.288.9551.

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