Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find some of the more common questions (and answers) received by Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre.

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Frequently Asked Questions

PCC stands for Private Career College and WWFC is registered as a PCC under the Private Career College Act of 2005.

When you begin training as a student of Conestoga College or the University of Waterloo you fall under PCC. As well as when you start working on your CPL you become PCC. All PCC students need to meet with our Program Coordinator and sign a PCC contract before they begin their training.

Financing options are also available through Libro Credit Union and RBC for those interested in pursuing flight training.



  • Valid PPL or CPL
  • Valid Category 1 or 3 Medical Certificate


To achieve your cross country and time building you must:


  • Completed sufficient flight time to meet the requirements of the program (see table)
    • There is no Transport Canada Study and Reference Guide for this course, as there is also no written exam
    • Your instructor will provide reading assignments to prepare you
  • Time building you need to be at 135 hours of total flight time, out of which 70 hours must be Pilot in Command (PIC) time

Please refer to Canada Revenue Agency for further details about tax write-offs.

If you drop out of our college or university program, you can continue flight training as  ‘self paced.’ If you get deferred, we will work with you to find a suitable solution for your flight training, or help get you back in the program the following year.

Flight training is calculated by hours, so the time-frame for each licence is determined by how many hours required for that specific licence. Depending on your schedule and how often you can fly will greatly impact the amount of time it takes to complete your CPL.

The possibilities are vast.  Pilots find work as flight instructors, float-plane pilots, corporate pilots, airline pilots.  For a look at how a pilot’s path unfolds, please visit our Aviation Career Path page.