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The Instrument Rating allows you to fly in cloud navigating solely by reference to the flight and navigation instruments. Building on the skills from your previous training you will learn to control the aircraft precisely "on the instruments" to fit in the air traffic system. As a result you will be able to fly safely when visual navigation is marginal or not possible.

Considered mandatory by most Commercial Operations, the Instrument Rating will also benefit the Private Pilot by allowing more capability and flexibility as to when to fly, and the background knowledge of man, environment and machine, to know when not to fly.

Building on your visual flight experience, the Instrument Rating definitely will take your flying to the next level.

Multi-Engine IFR Rating
Prerequisite: Private Pilot Licence (or higher), Multi Engine Rating
A minimum of 40 hours instrument time (maximum of 20 hours may be in Flight Training Device)
  • A minimum of 50 hours PIC cross country
  • Dual cross-country of at least 100 nautical miles under simulated or actual IFR conditions
  • Transport Canada Written and Flight Test

Note: Prices are based on Transport Canada minimum requirements and also based on that a student has completed following instrument time;
1) PPL instrument time (5 hours) in aircraft
2) 5 hours instrument flight time in aircraft towards Night Rating
3) 2 hours instrument flight time in aircraft towards CPL
The cost for 50 hours of PIC cross country is not included in this estimate. All prices are in CAD and are subject to change without prior notice. Fuel surcharge may apply.

Download MEIFR Written Test Guide here
Download MEIFR Flight Test Guide here

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Eduction, Skills & Training.

  Training Costs
  Diamond Twin Star DA42 TDI
@ $400/hr solo
$467/hr dual
20 hours Dual Training in the D-Sim-42 (G1000) Flight Training Device @ $187/hr $3,740.00
12 hours Dual Flight Time ($467/hour) $5,604.00
16 hours Ground Briefing ($67/hour) $1072.00
Flight Test (1.4hr Aircraft rental + Flight test fee $400*) $960.00
Total Estimated Cost: $11,376.00

* Flight test fee is subject to examiner