program detail

Home > Study in Canada > British Columbia Institute of Technology - Aerospace Technology Campus > Diploma in Airline and Flight Operations Commercial Pilot (Rotary-Wing)

Diploma in Airline and Flight Operations Commercial Pilot (Rotary-Wing) British Columbia Institute of Technology - Aerospace Technology Campus British Columbia Institute of Technology - Aerospace Technology Campus, Canada

Application icon

CAD 17792

Annual Tuition Fee

*Subject to change and other fees
Application icon

CAD 154

Application Fee

Duration icon

14 months


Duration icon



Duration icon



Duration icon



Program Overview

BCIT, one of Canada’s largest aviation training schools, Pacific Flying Club, and Chinook Helicopters Ltd. have joined together their experience and expertise to offer a unique training opportunity for men and women who wish to become commercial rotary-wing pilots.

This fully integrated program brings fixed and rotary-wing flight training together with industry-focused academic training to provide learners with a strong set of aviation industry skills and knowledge. BCIT, Pacific Flying Club, and Chinook Helicopters are closely tied to the Aerospace Industry of Canada, Air Transport Association of Canada, the British Columbia Aviation Council, and the Canada General Aviation Association.

Pacific Flying Club (PFC) has been training pilots for over 50 years with a modern fleet of aircraft and simulator equipment. PFC is one of the premier flight training schools in Canada with students attending training from across Canada and around the world. PFC is located at Boundary Bay Airport in Delta, British Columbia.

Since 1982, Chinook Helicopters Ltd. has provided basic and specialized advanced flight and ground training to a local, national, and global community.  It is Canada’s largest and most respected ab initio commercial helicopter flight school. In addition to training Canadian pilots, Chinook Helicopters has substantial experience training students from European, Asian, and Australasian countries.  Chinook Helicopters is located in a large modern facility at the Abbotsford International Airport in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada.

Pacific Flying Club and Chinook Helicopters Ltd. hold accreditation with the Private Career Training Institutions Agency of British Columbia (PCTIA).

Learners in this program will complete flight training required to qualify for a fixed wing Private Pilot Licence (PPL) in the first two terms of study then proceed to the rotary-wing Commercial Pilot Licence training, all in concert with an aviation Diploma.

Read more

Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 30 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake


May 2024

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
    • Minimum Overall Score - 86 - With no score less than - 20
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 60 - With no score less than - 60
    • Minimum Overall Score - 120.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • English Studies 12 (67%) or
    • 3.0 credits of post-secondary English, humanities or social sciences (67%) from a recognized institution
    • Math: one of the following:
      • Pre-Calculus 11 (50%) or
      • Foundations of Math 11 (50%) or
      • Workplace Math 11 (60%)

6.5 IELTS Score
86 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
60 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
120 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

Similar Programs

Tuition Fee

The values given below are estimated figures, excluding extra charges like material fee, student activity fees, athletic fees, health care, etc., for courses. To know more, please visit the Programs page.

Average Tuition Fee Per Year


Tuition Fee

CAD 154

Application Fee

12000 Per year

Average Cost of Living

info icon

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Check program website for more information about funding options.

Not sure what you are looking for?

Don’t worry, we are here to help.

Let's Talk

World class education waiting for you.

Popular university and colleges for Studying abroad.

Popular English Language Proficiency Exams

Study in Canada Blogs & Articles