Airspeed High Ultralights started in July 2009 with the intention of bringing a professional approach to Ultralight training. Its owner/operator, Mr. Andreas Ruttkiewicz, is a former Canadian Forces pilot, holds a private pilot licence and an Ultralight permit with instructor rating.
He has flown an array of aircraft including CF-18s. Andreas is a Transport Canada authorized agent (to issue student pilot permits) and an Industry Canada Radio License Examiner (to issue radio licenses).
Airspeed High Ultralights believes that flight training is fun and rewarding. This company’s philosophy is that one learns faster and better when taught in a concentrated mode. The ideal way to train is for both student and instructor to dedicate themselves fully to the task at hand. It also happens to be the most economical and quickest way for any student to learn to fly.
Training costs are as follows:
- Flight theory course (approx. 30 hours): $350.00
- Instructor, per hour (engine time): $60.00
- Instructor and aeroplane, per hour (engine time): $160.00
Prices quoted above include fuel, oil and all applicable taxes.
Download a chart with a realistic breakdown of training costs. Training_cost.pdf
Payment method is “pay-as-you-go”. You normally receive an invoice after two or three flights and you pay your invoice by cash or cheque. We do not have any facility to process credit cards.
TRANSPORT CANADA REQUIREMENTS
As mentioned in the Canadian Air Regulations (CARs) and its related standards, an applicant to the Pilot Permit - Ultra-light Aeroplane shall:
(1) Demonstrate a proof of citizenship;
(2) Be a minimum of 16 years of age;
(3) Satisfy minimum medical requirements;
(4) Complete an ultra-light aeroplane ground school (minimum 20 hours of classroom time) and obtain a minimum of 60% on Transport Canada’s written examination Pilot Permit - Ultra-light aeroplane (ULTRA);
(5) Acquire in ultra-light aeroplanes a minimum of 10 hours of total flight time experience including a minimum of 5 hours dual instruction flight time and 2 hours solo flight time; and
(6) Demonstrate in flight and on the ground familiarity with and the ability to perform both normal and emergency manoeuvres and procedures appropriate to the ultra-light aeroplane used for the training program.
SATISFYING THESE REQUIREMENTS
Airspeed High Ultralights will help you meet and exceed all Transport Canada requirements leading towards the issuance by Transport Canada of your very own Pilot Permit - Ultra-light Aeroplane.
All the essential learning material is provided to each course participant. In addition the minimum materiel required by any pilot is as follows:
(1) Pilot logbook: the pilot logbook registers the pilot’s progress during training and throughout the pilot’s career; and
(2) Aircraft maintenance logbook: this logbook serves to keep track of the timing and type of maintenance done on your aeroplane (cost: around $15 each).
In addition, some of the recommended reading materials include:
(1) Flight Training Manual, 4th Edition (1994), produced by Transport Canada (ISBN No. 0-660-19351-5). This 210-page manual provides the basic progressive study material, information and direction in the performance of flight manoeuvres as well as basic information on flight aerodynamics (cost: around $15);
(2) Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) Canada, produced yearly by Transport Canada (Publication TP 14371E). Developed to consolidate pre-flight reference information, this book is amended twice a year and provides a convenient single source of information concerning the rules of the air and the procedures you need to know for operations in Canadian airspace (cost: around $20); and
(3) Canada Flight Supplement, published by Nav Canada with the collaboration of the Department of National Defence. Issued every 56 days, it contains information on most land and water aerodromes and is used as a reference for the planning and safe conduct of air operations (cost: around $25).
All the above material (plus much more) is available online at www.vippilot.com
STEPS TO LICENSING
There are several ways one can go towards obtaining a Private Permit – Ultra-Light (PPUL), but the normal progression usually entails the following steps:
- Registration to a flight program with a flight school
- Ground school (20 hours minimum of classroom time)
- Pre-solo written test at the end of ground school (50 questions, 90% score required)
- Access to an ultra-light aircraft
- Radio License (3-4 hours of classroom time)
- Completion of a self-declared Medical Form
- Flight time (minimum total of 10 ultra-light flying hours)
- Pre-solo flight test (to prove to you and me that you can fly the aircraft all by yourself)
- Solo flight time (minimum total of 2 hours including at least 10 landings on your own)
- Transport Canada Regulations exam (50 questions, 60% score required)
- Completion of a request for Pilot Permit to be sent to Transport Canada