Instructor Rating

Instructor Rating – Program Requirements

Class 4 – Aeroplane – Requirements

(1) Prerequisites
(a) Before commencing flight training for the Class 4 Instructor Rating – Aeroplane, an applicant shall hold a Commercial or Airline Transport Pilot Licence – Aeroplane and have completed either:
(i) a minimum of 200 hours total time including 20 hours instrument time, of which a minimum of 10 hours shall be instrument flight time; or
(ii) the commercial pilot licence – aeroplane/instrument rating (CPL(A)/IR) integrated course.
(b) Before commencing ground school instruction for the Class 4 Instructor Rating – Aeroplane, an applicant shall have successfully completed the written examination and flight test for the Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane.

(2) Knowledge
(a) An applicant shall have completed a minimum of 25 hours of Instructor Rating ground school instruction which shall include:
(i) practical application of the basic principles of learning and techniques of instruction;
(ii) preparation and use of lesson plans;
(iii) procedures for planning and presenting preparatory ground instruction, pre-flight briefings, in-flight instruction, and post-flight debriefings;
(iv) theory of flight required to teach the air exercises;
(v) aircraft flight manuals and aircraft operating limits;
(vi) presentation of pilot decision-making concepts; and
(vii) 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.
(amended 2012/02/19; >previous version)
(b) An applicant shall obtain a minimum of 70% in the written examination Flight Instructor Rating – Aeroplane Class 4 (AIRAF).

(3) Experience
An applicant shall complete in aeroplanes a minimum of 30 hours of dual flight instruction on overall pilot proficiency and the presentation of all exercises set forth in the Flight Instructor Guide and shall include a minimum of 5 hours of training in the teaching of instrument flight skills. A maximum 5 of the 30 hours may be conducted on an approved aeroplane simulator or flight training device.

(4) Skill
An applicant shall successfully complete a flight test as pilot-in-command of an aeroplane, in accordance with Schedule 9 “Flight Test for the Issuance or Renewal of a Flight Instructor Rating – Class 4 – Aeroplane” of Standard 428 — Conduct of Flight Tests.

Fees & Tuition

Dual Instruction: 30 hrs @$232 = $6960
Ground Briefing: 25 hrs @$75 = $1875
Flight Test: $157
Total Minimum Cost: $8992

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