Transport Canada has set out the training guidelines and minimum requirements to qualify for a Flight Instructor Rating - Aeroplane CARs 421.69) as follows:
QUALIFICATIONS FOR A FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR RATING - AEROPLANE
1. The applicant must hold a valid Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane.
2. The applicant must possess a valid Category 1 medical (424.04 (3)).
3. The applicant must pass a written examination and a flight test.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS: GROUND SCHOOL
Each applicant shall have completed 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; and the use of the Transport Canada Flight Instructor Guide, Flight Training Manual, Canadian Aviation Regulations, Part IV and the Flight Test Standards, Private and Commercial Pilot Licences - Aeroplane Category. Upon completion of the ground school and 15 hours of dual flight time the applicant may challenge the written examination.
The applicant shall obtain a minimum of 70% in the written examination Flight Instructor Rating Aeroplane Class 4 (AIRAF)
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: FLIGHT
The 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.
SKILL REQUIREMENTS: FLIGHT TEST
The applicant must have a valid medical certificate, a letter of recommendation and have completed all the ground school requirements, the written examination and all of the dual flight hours required to be eligible for the flight test.
FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR RATING - AEROPLANE
Flight training is available in a Cessna 172, seven days a week, all year round.
Ground Briefings 500.00
Ground School 1250.00
Exam Fee 35.00
Licensing Fee 85.00
Flight Test Fee 200.00
Total course expense $6590.00
Simulator 85.00 (can be used for extra training)
Prices do not include GST or medical fees
- 30 hours dual flight training
- 5 hours instrument flight time
- no requirements