Night Rating

NiGHT RATING PREREQUISITES

  • Private Pilot License

NiGHT RATING PRIVILEGES

  • Fly in good weather conditions by night​
  • Part of the Commercial Pilot License

The night rating allows to fly after sunset and before sunrise in good weather conditions. It can allow you to safely return from a cross country without the pressure to land before dark. Or you can just fly by a full moon night, enjoying the peaceful and smooth air around.

A night rating is an easy way to extend your flyable time !

For those who are going for a Commercial Pilot License, the night rating is already part of the program.


 

NiGHT RATING REQUIREMENTS​

​​Ground School

No Ground School mandatory (except pre-flight and post-flight briefings required)

Flight training time
  • 15 hours total time including:
         – 5 hours solo (including 10 take-offs and landings)
         – 10 hours dual (including 5 hours of night flying with 2 hours of night cross country and 5 hours of instrument)
  • No Written test
  • No Flight test

Those requirements are the minimums set by transport Canada. On average, students achieve the required level within those minimums.

 Official requirements from Transport Canada

AFTER THE TRAINING

  • Enjoy flying by night time!

COST & DURATION OF TRAINING

Training is at student’s pace and convenience. The course can take 1-2 weeks full time, 1 month part time (at least 2 lessons a week is recommended)

The following estimate is based on Transport Canada minimums. The prices in Canadian Dollars may change anytime without notice. Feel free to consult us  for the most up to date rates.

Item Hours $/hour Total (CAD$)
       
Dual 8 213 1,704
Solo 5 153 765
Simulator – dual 2 110 220
Ground briefing 5 60 300
Total before taxes
    2,989
Taxes(5% GST)
    150
       
Total including taxes     3,139
       
Additional costs      
Ground school      
Books      
Medical exam      
Flight test examiner fee      
Written test fee      
Student permit/Radio license fee      
English Proficiency test      
TC licensing fee     35
       
Total     3,174

Duration and cost of the training may vary depending on each student availability, on the amount of self-study provided and also on the weather conditions.

On average a night rating costs around $3,200.