Study Guides

Preparing for that important written test?  Curious what exercises are on your upcoming flight test? Use the following links to navigate all the test guides provided by Transport Canada to help you be successful in your next written exam or flight test!

Transport Canada Licenses and Ratings – Overview

Pre-Solo

Prior to your first solo flight, you must pass both a PSTAR exam, and the ROC-A exam. (In addition to holding a valid medical certificate.) Both the PSTAR and ROC-A exams are available to be written in-house at the RFC.

PSTAR (Pre-Solo Test of Aeronautical Regulations)

ROC-A (Restricted Operator Certificate – Aeronautical)


Private Pilot License – Aeroplane (PPAER)

The PPAER exam and the PPL Flight Test are available to be completed at the RFC by our on-staff examiner.

Written Exam Guide


Recreational Pilot Permit – Aeroplane (RPPAE)

The RPPAE exam and the RPP Flight Test are available to be completed at the RFC by our on-staff examiner.

Written Exam Guide

RPP Flight Test Guide


Commercial Pilot License – Aeroplane (CPAER)

The CPAER can be written by appointment at any Transport Canada Office, and the CPL Flight Test can be completed at the RFC by our on-staff examiner.

Written Exam Guide

CPL Flight Test Guide


Night Rating – Aeroplane

No Written Exam!

No Flight Test!


Instrument Rating – Aeroplane (INRAT)

The INRAT can be written by appointment at any Transport Canada Office, and the IFR Flight Test can be completed at the RFC by our on-staff examiner.

Written Exam Guide

IFR Flight Test Guide


Multi-Engine Rating – Aeroplane

The Multi-Engine Flight Test can be completed at the RFC by our on-staff examiner.

General Guide (No written exam for this rating)

Multi-Engine Flight Test Guide


Instructor Rating – Aeroplane (AIRAF / AIRAT)

The AIRAF / AIRAT can be written by appointment at any Transport Canada Office, and the Instructor Flight Test can be completed at the RFC, however this flight requires a Transport Canada Examiner to come in and administer the flight test.

General Guide

Written Exam Guide

Instructor Flight Test Guide


Two-Crew Type Rating (IATRA)

The IATRA can be written by appointment at any Transport Canada Office.

Written Exam Guide

(No flight test)


Airline Transport Pilot License (SAMRA / SARON)

The SAMRA / SARON can be written by appointment at any Transport Canada Office.

Written Exam Guide 

(No flight test)