The Instrument Rating (or IFR) builds on the knowledge you have learned in your Private Pilot or Commercial Pilot training, and allows you to fly an aircraft under Instrument Meteorological Conditions - IMC - (in or above the clouds, or in reduced visibility).
You can start at any time. We provide guided self-study to meet the requirements of the rating, as ground school is not required, or you can have one of our instructors tutor you as necessary. The flight and simulator training is done in conjunction with your schedule.
The basic Instrument Rating allows you to fly your aircraft with all of the privileges of your Private Pilot Licence or Commercial Pilot Licence, but without reference to the ground. This means that you can fly in reduced visibility and in or above the clouds if you have the equipment to do so. If you complete the Multi-Engine Rating first, you can do the same thing in multi-engine aircraft!
|Category 1 or 3 as applicable for licence held
|Private Pilot Licence or Commercial Pilot Licence
Multi Engine Rating Required for Multi-IFR
|Total Flight Time:
|50 hours PIC cross-country
40 hrs instrument, including:
40 hrs Dual (100 NM cross-country)
|Instrument Rating Flight Test
|70% Instrument Rating (INRAT)
Expanded explanations of the IFR prerequisites and training requirements can be found at the Transport Canada web site Here.
*PTIB Approval not required.