The holder of a Commercial Pilot License may, by day or night, provide a commercial air service acting as pilot-in-command of an aeroplane with a minimum flight crew of one pilot, or co-pilot of the aeroplane, of a class and type in respect of which the license is endorsed with ratings. If qualified as a flight instructor, the holder of a Commercial Pilot License may provide flight instruction. The holder of a Commercial Pilot License may also exercise the privileges of the Private Pilot License, and VFR Over the Top Rating.


Journey Air’s requirements to enter the Commercial Pilot License:

Enrolment in the University of Windsor’s Aeronautics Leadership Program

*Journey Air does not provide commercial pilot training outside of the University of Windsor Program as it is not a Private Career College.

The minimum Transport Canada requirements to hold the Commercial Pilot License are as follows:


Minimum of eighteen years of age.

Medical Fitness

Category 1 Medical Certificate valid for a Commercial Pilot License – Aeroplane.


  • Minimum of 80 hours commercial pilot aeroplane ground school instruction including at least the following subjects:
    • Canadian Aviation Regulations;
    • Aerodynamics and theory of flight;
    • Meteorology;
    • Airframes, engines and systems;
    • Flight instruments;
    • Radio and electronic theory;
    • Navigation;
    • Flight operations;
    • Licensing requirements; and
    • Human factors including pilot decision-making
  • Minimum of 60% in each of the following four mandatory subjects areas as well as in the overall written examination Commercial Pilot License — Aeroplane (CPAER)
    • Air Law;
    • Navigation;
    • Meteorology; and
    • Aeronautics – General Knowledge


  • Minimum of 200 hours flight time in aeroplanes, of which a minimum of 100 hours shall be pilot-in-command time including 20 hours cross-country pilot-in-command flight time, and
  • Following the issuance of a private pilot license — aeroplane by Canada or another contracting state, have completed 65 hours of commercial pilot flight training in aeroplanes consisting of a minimum of:
    • 35 hours dual instruction flight time, under the direction and supervision of the holder of a Flight Instructor Rating — Aeroplane, including:
      • 5 hours night, including a minimum of 2 hours of cross-country flight time;
      • 5 hours cross-country
      • 20 hours of instrument flight time. A maximum 10 hours of the 20 hours may be conducted on an approved aeroplane simulator or synthetic flight training device
    • 30 hours solo flight time including:
      • 25 hours solo flight time emphasizing the improvement of general flying skills of the applicant which shall include a cross-country flight to a point of a minimum of 300 nautical mile radius from the point of departure and shall include a minimum of 3 landings at points other than that of departure; and
      • 5 hours solo flight time by night during which a minimum of 10 takeoffs, circuits and landings were completed


Successfully complete a flight test.