How to Apply

With the 2021 competition postponed until 2022, applications for the 2022 Webster Trophy Competition will open later in the year.

Although we are not currently accepting applications, what follows is some general information to help you prepare for when we can accept applications for the 2022 competition.

Typically, the national finals are conducted in late summer.  Applications for the competition are generally accepted starting late summer or fall of the previous year.  The application deadline is normally June of the competition year.

COVID-19 has forced us to revise many of the normal procedures, so our schedule for the 2022 competition will be different from what has been in place in the past.  The following general guidelines offer basic information about applying to become Canada’s Top General Aviation Pilot for 2022.  Details about deadlines will be available later.

General Guidelines for Applying to the Webster Trophy Competition:

Applicants for the Webster Trophy Competition will be asked to submit an application fee along with the results of a recent flight test.  After submitting the fee and flight test report, applicants will be invited to complete an online examination.  National finalists will be selected based on a blended flight test – online exam score.

    • The application fee can be paid either through PayPal or by interac e-Transfer
    • The flight test can be either a licensing flight test used to obtain a Private or Commercial Pilot Licence or a special “Webster Flight Test”.  The flight test must have been conducted by a Transport Canada designated Pilot Examiner for Private or Commercial Pilot flight tests.
    • The online examination has been created by NAV CANADA and covers air traffic procedures and aerodrome operating procedures.  Details for completing the online examination will be provided to applicants who have submitted the appropriate flight test report and the application fee.

More detailed information is available from our National Administrator at