FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR RATING

Ref. CAR 421.69

If you love aviation and enjoy working with people, there is a rewarding career as a professional flight instructor waiting for you. Whether you plan to teach flying long term or are building flight hours towards an airline or corporate flying career, the flight instructor rating is for you.

With a Class 4 Instructor Rating you will be permitted to conduct flight training for the issue of licences and permits while under the direct supervision of a Class 1 or 2 flight instructor while working at a Flight Training Unit (FTU). 


INSTRUCTOR RATING AGE REQUIREMENTS

You must be a minimum of 18 years of age and hold a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) or higher to be issued a Flight Instructor Rating

INSTRUCTOR RATING MEDICAL FITNESS REQUIREMENT

Prior to beginning your flight training for your Instructor Rating, you will need to get a Category 1 medical certificate from a Transport Canada-approved Civil Aviation Medical Examiner (CAME). Below is a list of approved list of medical examiners in the London, Ontario area:

Dr. Bates

  • Office: 519-438-5101
  • Address: #208-190 Wortley Road

Dr. Chapeskie

  • Office: 519-461-0776
  • Address: Box 130, 21816 Fairview Road (Thorndale)

Dr. Malizia

  • Office: 519-455-1990
  • Address: 1033 Dundas Street

Dr. Marshall

  • Office: 519-245-3590
  • Address: 31 Caradoc Street North

Dr. Siu

  • Office: 519-858-4694
  • Address: 827 Richmond Street

INSTRUCTOR RATING EXAM KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

  • You will be required to complete a minimum of 25 hours of Instructor Rating ground school instruction which shall include:
    • 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
    • Use of the Transport Canada Flight Instructor Guide, Flight Training Manual, Canadian Aviation Regulations, Part IV and the appropriate Flight Test schedules and guides
  • Minimum of 70% on the Transport Canada Instructor Rating exam (AIRAF)

INSTRUCTOR RATING FLIGHT EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

You require 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 which must include 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)

INSTRUCTOR RATING FLIGHT TEST SKILL REQUIREMENT

You must successfully complete an Instructor Rating flight test as pilot-in-command with a Transport Canada-approved pilot examiner

INSTRUCTOR RATING PRIVILEGES

An instructor rating allows you to conduct flight training for the issue of licences and permits while under the direct supervision of a Class 1 or 2 flight instructor while working at a Flight Training Unit (FTU)

INSTRUCTOR RATING TRAINING DURATION

2.5 Months if flying full time (minimum 3 sessions per week)

6 Months if flying part time (minimum 1 session per week)

INSTRUCTOR RATING PREREQUISITES

Candidate must hold a minimum of a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) and a valid Category 1 Aviation Medical