Instructor Rating

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If you want to share your passion for flying, this course is for you! This is a great way to build experience and give back to the aviation industry. 

Your instructor rating training will allow you to pass on your knowledge and teach others how to fly an airplane.

PRE-REQUISITE: Commercial Pilot License or higher

AGE: An applicant shall have reached his eighteenth birthday

MEDICAL FITNESS: Be in possession of Category I medical

KNOWLEDGE: 25 hours of instructor ground school instruction, Transport Canada Written test examination - AIRAF

FLIGHT EXPERIENCE: 30 hours of instructor pilot flight training, incl. 5 hours instrument flight instruction

SKILL: Applicant shall successfully complete a flight test to Transport Canada Standards

Program Tuition: 8,501 cad

Note: the numbers above are minimal requirements by Transport Canada. Your individual time may vary.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What is the schedule?  A usual schedule is class meeting once a week for 4 hours with class 1, two individual flights per week with each candidate by class 1, and a lot of homework and practicing by the instructor group on each other.
  • How long does it take to complete the instructor rating? For an average skill hard working candidate it should take about 4 months full time.
  • What are the prerequisites? Even though Transport Canada requires only a CPL and 20h of instruments, to assure the high quality of instructor training, Canadian Flight Centre requires:
    • CPL or ATPL
    • Successful in-house practice written exam
    • Successful flight checkout, incl. being comfortable with the local airspace
    • Mountain check
    • Tailwheel course if applicable (for tailwheel instructors)
    • Reading assigned by class 1 instructor (2-3 books)
  • Are there any jobs I can do at the school while i am doing my instructor rating? Depending on your skills and experience, it is possible that you might help in dispatch or maintenance. Selected candidates can be offered ground school teaching or charter pilot flying.
  • At the end, do i get a job as an instructor with your school? Potentially. As some of our current instructors are moving up to airlines, we regularly hire new instructors. We usually prefer hiring our own graduates. However, we cannot make a commitment beforehand - a lot depends on your performance during the instructor class.

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Instructor Rating Testimonials

Ugo Paleni

ABOUT MY INSTRUCTOR RATING WITH CANADIAN FLIGHT CENTRE (BOUNDARY BAY AIRPORT, CLASS 1: ANNA SERBINENKO): 

SCHOOL/ECOLE: L’ambiance à l’école est très bien. Je ne connais pas vraiment d’élèves là bas, mais je suis toujours avec les instructeurs. Ils sont 5 pour le moment, ils s’entendent tous très bien et on partage de bons moments tous ensemble. Ils ont passé des heures et des heures à m’aider et continuent à le faire pour ma formation et c’est vraiment le plus de l’école en ce qui me concerne pour ma formation. C’est agréable d’avoir des gens qui peuvent te filer des coups de mains dans une bonne ambiance. L’école n’est pas à dominante Canadienne alors en tant qu’expatrié, c’est plutôt cool. Tout le monde connaît tes problématiques. Le directeur de l’école est allemand, Anna est ukrainienne, la dispatch est Australienne et les instructeurs sont chinois, indiens, irakien, jordanien et le dernier vient du Koweit je crois. Pleins de cultures et une grosse influence « européenne » dans les mentalités, c’est vraiment un gros plus je trouve!

Soheil Fatehi

5 star

Great flying school.
Enjoying my training thus far and loving every moment of it

Boris Wu

5 star

I have just started the instructor program at CFC and all the instructors and staff here are very professional, helpful and friendly! Everyone here is very supportive and the learning environment is great. I have learned lots and my stay here has been very pleasant. Looking forward to flying a lot more with CFC, 5 stars!

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