Instrument Rating Requirements

  • You must complete IFR Groundschool Training
  • 40 Hours Instrument Time of which; maximum 20 hours on simulator; minimum 5 hours on helicopter
  • A passing grade of 70% on the Transport Canada Instrument Rating (INRAT) exam
  • Pass Transport Canada Instrument Rating flight test

PREREQUISITES

  • Current PPL(H), CPL(H) or ATPL(H)
  • Valid medical appropriate to the license held
  • 50 hours cross country (minimum 10 hours on helicopter)

KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

A passing grade (70%) on the Transport Canada Instrument Rating (INRAT) exam.

Personnel Licensing and Training

– General Flight Crew Permits, Licences and Ratings

Instrumentation, Navigation and Radio Aids

Pitot Static System
Pitot Static Instruments
Gyroscopic Systems and Instruments
Magnetic Compass
VOR, ADF, ILS
GNSS
Transponder

General Operating and Flight Rules

Interpretation
Airspace Structure, Classification and Use
Operating and Flight Rules
Operational and Emergency Equipment Requirements
Flight Preparation, Flight Plans and Flight Itineraries
Operations at or in the Vicinity of an Aerodrome
Instrument Flight Rules
Radio Communications
Aircraft Requirements
Air Traffic Services
Canadian Airspace
Route and Flight Planning
Departure Procedures
En Route Procedures
Holding Procedures
Approach Procedures
Canada Air Pilot (CAP) Definitions
Emergencies

FLIGHT EXERCISES

1. Basic Instrument Review
2. Automatic Direction Finder (ADF/NDB)
3. Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR)
4. Distance Measuring Equipment (DME)
5. Holding
6. Approaches and Missed Approaches
7. Air Traffic Services (ATS)
8. Clearances/Procedures
9. IFR Cross Country

TUITION AND FEES

Please contact us for tuition fee information.

We will want to know what you currently have for instrument time, the aircraft you are currently type endorsed on, whether you have completed the INRAT and if you would like all of your flight time in the helicopter or if you are interested in a helicopter/airplane split to minimize your costs. Once we have some information from you, we will be able to give you a customized estimate of training costs.