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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.

Transport Canada Required Minimums for Multi-Engine Instrument Rating
Prerequisite: Private Pilot Licence (or higher) and Multi-Engine Class Rating.
Requirement: 40 hours of instrument time, a dual cross-country of at least 100 nautical miles, under simulated or actual IFR conditions must be completed and a Transport Canada Written and Flight Test must be completed.
Flight Training Requirement
  Multi Engine Instrument Rating Package
  Diamond Twin Star DA42 TDI
@ $350/hr solo
$410/hr dual
20 hours Dual Training in the D-Sim-42 (G1000) Flight Training Device @ $160/hr $3,200.00
15 hours Dual Flight Time $6,150.00
17.4 hours Ground Briefing $1044.00
IFR Course Manual $80.00
Flight Test (1.4hr Aircraft rental + Flight test fee) $790.00
Total Estimated Cost: $11,264.00

Note: Prices are based on Transport Canada minimum requirements. Students may require more than the minimum number of hours to prepare for their flight test; therefore, estimated cost will vary accordingly. All prices are in CAD and are subject to change without prior notice.