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VFR Over-the-top Rating

 

Privileges

 

The holder of a licence endorsed with a VFR Over-the-Top (VFR OTT) Rating may exercise the privileges of the licence while flying VFR above a cloud ceiling.

 

Transport Canada Requirements

 

The applicant must have acquired a total of 15 hours dual instrument time.

 

Costs

The above cost estimate assumes possession of Private Pilot Licence and Night Flying Rating.

 

 

Commercial Pilot Licence

 

Privileges

 

The holder of a Commercial Pilot Licence may exercise the privileges of Pilot-in-command of any aircraft engaged in a commercial air service where the aircraft minimum flight crew document requires a minimum flight crew of one pilot—i.e., an air taxi operation—or the privileges of Co-pilot of any aircraft type that is endorsed on his or her licence.

 

Transport Canada Requirements

 

The minimum age for this licence is 18 years.

 

The applicant must have a valid Category 1 Medical Certificate.

 

Training must have been conducted as per Transport Canada requirements.

 

The applicant must have completed a minimum of 80 hours Groundschool on subjects specified by Transport Canada.

 

The applicant must obtain a minimum of 60% on the Transport Canada examination (Air Law, Navigation, Meteorology, Aeronautics-General Knowledge).

 

The applicant must have a minimum of 200 hours flight time experience, including 100 hours of Pilot-in-command, and 20 hours of cross-country Pilot-in-command.

 

The applicant must have completed a total minimum 65 hours flight training (subsequent to training for the Private Pilot Licence) in the aircraft category aeroplane, gyroplane, or helicopter), including no less than 35 dual with a flight instructor, and 30 hours solo practice (subsequent to Private Pilot Training).

 

Of the 35 hours of dual flight, 5 must be night (including a 2-hour night cross-country), 5 must be cross-country (of which 2 hours may be the night cross-country requirements), and 20 hours must be instrument time (reference only to flight instruments).

 

Of the 30 hours solo flight time emphasizing improvement in flying skills, there must be a cross-country flight to a point not less than 300 nautical miles from the point of departure, with 3 full-stop landings.  The 30 solo hours must also include 5 hours by night and completion of 10 circuits.

 

The licence requires the successful completion of flight test.

 

Costs

The above cost estimate assumes possession of Private Pilot Licence and Night Flying Rating.

 

 

Multi-engine Class Rating

 

Privileges

 

The holder of a licence endorsed with a Multi-engine Rating may exercise the privileges of the licence in aircraft equipped with two or more engines.

 

Transport Canada Requirements

 

This rating does not require the completion of a specified number of training hours.

 

The applicant must successfully complete a flight test.

 

Costs
 

 

Instrument Rating

 
Privileges

 

The holder of a licence endorsed with an Instrument Rating may exercise the privileges of the licence in IFR conditions—i.e., “instrument flight rules,” which is when the pilot can fly in cloud without visual reference to the ground.

 

Transport Canada Requirements

 

The applicant must obtain 70% on Transport Canada examination, which assesses knowledge of Air Regulations, Instrument Flight Rules and Procedures, Meteorology, Instruments, Radio and Radar Systems, and Navigation.

 

The applicant must have 50 hours cross-country experience.

 

The applicant must have accumulated 40 hours instrument training time, including a cross-country flight in actual or simulated IFR conditions of not less than 100 nautical miles, and including instrument approaches to specified approach altitude minima at two locations.

 

Successful completion of a flight test is required for this rating.

 

Costs
 

Flight Instructor Rating

 

Privileges

 

A Class 4 Flight Instructor may, under supervision, conduct dual flight instruction toward the issue of a Recreational Pilot Permit, a Private Pilot License, a Commercial Pilot License, and Night Flying Rating, and a VFR Over-the-top Rating.  Flight instructors may also authorize student pilot training flights, and recommend students for flight tests.

 

Transport Canada Requirements

 

The applicant must complete a minimum of 30 hours dual flight instruction on overall pilot proficiency and the presentation of air exercises in accordance with Transport Canada standards.

 

The applicant must also complete 25 hours of Instructor Rating groundschool on subjects specified by Transport Canada.

 

Successful completion of a flight test is required for this rating.

 

Costs

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