Instructor Rating

Registration Open For Upcoming Instructor Rating Ground School Course

Active members, call front desk and ask them to register you for the course. Credit card on account would be charged. If you are not a member, please email [email protected] for associate application and specify at the time of registration that you would like to enroll and pay for the group ground school for the Flight Instructor Rating. You can also register in person at the front desk counter.

Instructor Rating – Flight Training

The prerequisites for this rating are that you must be the holder of a Commercial Pilot Licence and hold a valid Category I medical.  A total of 30 Dual hours must be obtained, of which 5 hours must be instrument time.  A maximum of 5 hours of the 30 may be accumulated by the use of the simulator.  During this time you will gain extensive knowledge in giving in-flight instructions.  This rating will allow you to teach students how to fly for the purpose of obtaining a permit, licence or rating.

Ground School & Examinations

A total of 25 hours of ground instruction must be received.  During this time you will gain experience in the procedures for planning and presenting preparatory ground instruction, pre-flight briefings as well as post-flight briefings.  You will also become proficient in the practical application of the basic principles of learning and techniques of instruction, preparation and use of lesson plans, the theory of flight required to teach the exercises, aircraft flight manuals and aircraft operating limits as well as presentation of pilot decision making concepts.  You will also become proficient with the Transport Canada Flight Instructor Guide, Flight Training Manual, Canadian Aviation Regulations and Flight Test Standards.  Upon completion of the ground and flight time requirements you must also complete the Instructor Rating Transport Canada Written exam as well as a Flight Instructor flight test conducted by an approved Transport Canada Inspector.

Group Instructor Rating

  • Group Ground School is also available for a reduced rate.
  • Contact the Assistant Chief Flight Instructor, Julie Marzoli [email protected] for more details
1)Yearly Membership$210.00
2)Ground School30 Hours @ $90.00/Hr$2,700.00
3)Dual in C172R/S30 Hours @ $290.00$8,700.00
4)Transport Canada Written Exam$35.00
5)Flight Test2 Hours A/C, $500.00 Pilot Examiner, $75.00 Licence Fee$975.00

All taxes excluded. 

  1. Prices are approximate & subject to change without notice. Estimate based on February 12. 2024.
  2. Fuel surcharge may apply.
  3. Amount of flight training necessary fluctuates with each student.
  4. Portions of the Flight Instructor Rating are income tax deductible some restrictions apply. Must conduct 12 hours of training or more (at the same school) per month to qualify. See website for more details.
  5. Please note that Associates and Ground School fees are non-refundable.
  6. Reference CARs 421.69

Please note that the Flight Instructor Rating is approved as a vocational program under the Ontario Career Colleges Act, 2005.