INSTRUMENT RATING PREREQUISITES
- A Private Pilot License or a Commercial Pilot License
- 50 hours of PIC cross country
INSTRUMENT RATING PRIVILEGES
- Fly an aircraft without ground reference, following only the instrument indications
- Single-engine instrument rating – Group3: Fly under IFR in a single-engine aircraft
- Multi-engine instrument rating – Group1: Fly under IFR in a multi-engine aircraft F&G Aviation offers only a Group 3 – Single engine instrument rating at the moment.
The Instrument rating is the perfect way to extend your flying time. When the weather deteriorates, it allows you to keep flying to your destination just by instrument reference. Instrument flying applies the basic knowledge of aircraft flying you learned previously, with new challenges and new procedures. You will learn radio-navigation techniques and improve your weather knowledge.
This rating is an important step in the career of a Commercial Pilot because it will definitely extend the possible jobs you can apply for.
As a private pilot, if you wish to buy an airplane for traveling or for your business obligations, getting the knowledge and the skills of an instrument rating is a great option for safety.
Experience the thrill of flying through the clouds to find blue sky on top of that ceiling that keep others on the ground !
INSTRUMENT RATING REQUIREMENTS
No ground school required (self-study or in a classroom)
Flight training time
- 40 hours instrument (including PPL and CPL instrument time):
– 20 hours maximum can be done in a simulator
- Written test (70% pass mark)
- Flight test
Those requirements are the minimums set by transport Canada to pass the flight test.
AFTER THE TRAINING
- Your instrument rating offers you the ability to fly into clouds! But it takes time to get used to it. Build your experience with higher personal limits than what is legal. Look for experienced pilots that can mentor you properly!
COST & DURATION OF TRAINING
Training is at student’s pace and convenience. The course can take 8-10 weeks full time, 4 months part time (at least 2 lessons a week is recommended)
The following estimate is based on Transport Canada minimums. The prices in Canadian Dollars may change anytime without notice. There is no taxes on Instrument rating training in Manitoba.
Feel free to consult us for the most up to date rates.
|Simulator – dual||20||110||2200|
|Total before taxes
|Total including taxes||7,660|
|Flight test examiner fee||450|
|Written test fee||105|
|Student permit/Radio license fee||0|
|English Proficiency test||0|
|TC licensing fee||35|
Duration and cost of the training may vary depending on each student availability, on the amount of self-study provided and also on the weather conditions.
On average a Instrument rating – Group 3 costs around $8,500.