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, 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 privIledges 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 add on the Multi-Engine Rating, you are ready for the airlines!
IFR COURSE PREREQUISITES
|Medical||Category 1 or 3 as applicable for licence held|
|Licence||Private Pilot Licence or Commercial Pilot Licence
Multi Engine Rating Required for Multi-IFR
IFR MINIMUM TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
|Total Flight Time:||50 hours PIC cross-country
40 hrs instrument, including:
40 hrs Dual (100 NM cross-country)
|Flight Test||Instrument Rating Flight Test|
|Ground School||Self Study|
|Written Exam||70% Instrument Rating (INRAT)|
Expanded explanations of the IFR prerequisites and training requirements can be found at the Transport Canada web site Here.