Love flying? Want to pass on that same love? Do you enjoy sharing and helping others achieve their dreams? Do you believe in doing things the right way and passing on that attitude and making sure that there are more safe and competent pilots like you? Become an instructor!
Flying is not all about airlines and bushes. Many people choose to be lifetime instructors because they enjoy the interaction with students and process of helping others, young and old, pick up this new and wonderful skill. Sometimes, they see others flying and not doing things the right things, and wonder how they could have gotten their licence. Is that you? If it is, start your instructor rating today and help make sure that there will be more good and well-trained pilots around!
A Class 4 instructor can conduct flight training for the purpose of issuing permits and licences under the direct supervision of Class 1 or 2 instructor.
- Commercial Pilot Licence
- 25 hours of ground school on the following subjects:
- practical application of the basic principles of learning and techniques of instruction;
- preparation and use of lesson plans;
- procedures for planning and presenting preparatory ground instruction, pre-flight briefings, in-flight instruction, and post-flight debriefings;
- theory of flight required to teach the air exercises;
- aircraft flight manuals and aircraft operating limits;
- presentation of pilot decision-making concepts; and
- the use of the Transport Canada Flight Instructor Guide, Flight Training Manual, Canadian Aviation Regulations, Part IV and the appropriate Flight Test schedules and guides.
- Obtain a 70% pass mark on the written examination Flight Instructor Rating – Aeroplane Class 4 (AIRAF).
- 30 hours dual instruction:
- On overall pilot proficiency
- Presentation of all exercises in the Flight Instructor Guide
- 5 hours of training in teaching instrument flight skills
- Maximum of 5 hours sim time
- Pass a flight test
- Upgrade to a Class 3 Instructor and teach without supervision
- Upgrade to a Class 2 and supervise Class 3 and 4 instructors
- Upgrade to a Class 1 and conduct Instructor Rating training
The information listed above is the minimum requirements from Transport Canada. Based on the Transport Canada minima and our current rates, your Instructor Rating course fees are summarised below. Please note that these numbers are the absolute minima and prices vary according to individual aptitude and attitude.
Instructor Rating training is tax-exempted in Manitoba.
The prices for the Flight Instructor Rating is slightly higher than our usual rates because it is done by our Class 1 Chief Flight Instructor.