How much exams does a person need to do in Canada do become a ATP pilot and how many hours will be needed to become a pilot, for example ground school time, flight hour time etc....


The requirements for ATP Aeroplane are in CAR 421.34. You can read the details yourself, but in summary:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Hold a Category 1 medical
  • Pass 3 written exams
  • Hold a Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane (valid for both day and night flight)
  • Have 1500hrs total time, of which at least 900 must be in aeroplanes (see the regulation for more details on night, XC and instrument time)
  • Within the last 12 months, demonstrate instrument flight and emergency procedures in a multi-engined aeroplane

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