Instructor Rating

Description

Commercial Pilot Licence holders can apply for a Class 4 Flight Instructor Rating to be granted the privilege of giving flight training leading to a Private and/or Commercial Pilot Licence when they meet the following requirements:

Prerequisites

a) Before commencing flight training for the Class 4 Instructor Rating—Aeroplane, the applicant must hold a Commercial or Airline Transport Pilot Licence—Aeroplane and have completed either:

(i) a minimum of 200 hours total time including 20 hours of instrument time, of which a minimum of 10 hours must be instrument flight time; or

(ii) the commercial pilot licence—aeroplane/instrument rating (CPL (A)/IR) integrated course.

b) Before commencing ground school instruction for the Class 4 Instructor Rating—Aeroplane, an applicant must have successfully completed the written examination and flight test for the Commercial Pilot Licence—Aeroplane.

Knowledge

a) The applicant must have completed a minimum of 25 hours of Instructor Rating ground school instruction which shall include:

(i) practical application of the basic principles of learning and techniques of instruction;

(ii) preparation and use of lesson plans;

(iii) procedures for planning and presenting preparatory ground instruction, pre-flight briefings, in-flight instruction, and post-flight debriefings;

(iv) theory of flight required to teach the air exercises;

(v) aircraft flight manuals and aircraft operating limits;

(vi) presentation of pilot decision-making concepts; and

(vii) the use of the Transport Canada Flight Instructor Guide, Flight Training Manual, Canadian Aviation Regulations, Part IV and the appropriate Flight Test schedules and guides.

b) The applicant must obtain a minimum of 70% in the written examination Flight Instructor Rating—Aeroplane Class 4 (AIRAF).

Experience

The applicant must complete in aeroplanes a minimum of 30 hours of dual flight instruction on overall pilot proficiency and the presentation of all exercises set forth in the Flight Instructor Guide and shall include a minimum of 5 hours of training in the teaching of instrument flight skills. A maximum 5 of the 30 hours may be conducted on an approved aeroplane simulator or flight training device.

Skills

The applicant must successfully complete a flight test as pilot-in-command of an aeroplane, in accordance with Schedule 9 “Flight Test for the Issuance or Renewal of a Flight Instructor Rating—Class 4—Aeroplane” of Standard 428—Conduct of Flight Tests.

Credits

Knowledge

(i) The applicant who holds, or has held an instructor rating for helicopters, gyroplanes, gliders, balloons or aerobatics shall be credited with 10 hours of the 25 hours ground school instruction requirement.

(ii) The applicant who holds an Airline Transport Pilot Licence—Aeroplane, or a teaching certificate issued by provincial or territorial authorities, shall be credited with 10 hours of the 25 hours of ground school instruction requirement.

(iii) The applicant who holds or has held within the preceding 24 months, a flight instructor rating—Helicopter, shall be considered to have met the written examination requirement.

Experience

(i) The applicant who holds, or has held a Flight Instructor Rating—Helicopter, shall be credited with 10 hours of the 30 hours of dual flight instruction requirement, and with the 5 hours requirement of training in the teaching of instrument flight skills.

(ii) The applicant who holds an Airline Transport Pilot Licence—Aeroplane, shall be credited with 10 hours of the 30 hours of dual flight instruction requirement.

Credits for DND Applicants

Knowledge

(i) The applicant who holds, or has held within the preceding 24 months, Canadian Forces Instructor Category, Helicopters for initial flight training shall be deemed to have met 10 hours of the 25 hours ground school instruction requirement.

(ii) The applicant who holds, or has held within the preceding 24 months, a Canadian Forces Qualified Flying Instructor (QFI) Category valid for training on single-engine aeroplanes shall be deemed to have met 15 hours of the 25 hours of ground school instruction requirement.

Experience

The applicant who holds, or has held within the preceding 24 months, a Canadian Forces Qualified Flying Instructor (QFI) Category valid for training on single-engine aeroplanes shall be credited with a maximum of 15 hours of equivalent experience towards the 30 hours of dual flight instruction.

(amended 2000/09/01)

Credits for Foreign Applicants

Knowledge

(i) The applicant who holds, or has held within the preceding 24 months, Flight Instructor Rating—Helicopter issued by a Contracting State shall be deemed to have met 10 hours of the 25 hours of ground school instruction requirement.

(ii) The applicant who holds, or has held within the preceding 24 months a Flight Instructor Rating—Aeroplane issued by a Contracting State shall be deemed to have met 15 hours of the 25 hours of ground school instruction requirement.

Experience

The applicant who holds, or has held within the preceding 24 months, a Flight Instructor Rating—Aeroplane issued by a Contracting State shall be credited with a maximum of 15 hours of equivalent experience towards the 30 hours of dual flight instruction.

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