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Flight Instructor Rating

The Flight Instructor Rating is offered to pilots who hold a professional license and who wish to advance in the aviation community as an instructor. This choice is an excellent way to accumulate flying hours while being paid. The course is given by a Class 1 instructor who will teach you how to fly by reviewing all the flight exercises in depth. After your theoretical knowledge course, you will be ready to take your written examination and then your flight test with a Transport Canada inspector. With this qualification in hand, you will be ready to teach future pilots!

Length of the training

4 months (average)

Prior qualifications

Professional license

In-flight training (FTD)

Minimum 30 hours dual flight

Flight test – Transport Canada flight test guide (TP5537)

Ground training

25 hours ground training

  • Implementation of learning and instructional techniques
  • Preparation and use of lesson plans
  • Procedures for planning and conducting pre-flight ground school, pre-flight and post-flight briefings, and flight training
  • Flight Manuals and Aircraft Operating Limitations
  • Introducing the concepts of pilot decision making
  • Use of Transport Canada Flight Instructor Guide, Flight Training Manual, Part IV of the Canadian Aviation Regulations and Flight Test Standards, Private and Commercial Pilot Licenses – Airplanes


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