Minimum Requirements - TC



  1. Before commencing flight training for the Class 4 Instructor Rating – Aeroplane, an applicant shall hold a Commercial or Airline Transport Pilot Licence – Aeroplane and have completed either:
    1. (i) a minimum of 200 hours total time including 20 hours instrument time, of which a minimum of 10 hours shall be instrument flight time; or
      (ii) the commercial pilot licence – aeroplane/instrument rating (CPL(A)/IR) integrated course.
  2. Before commencing ground school instruction for the Class 4 Instructor Rating – Aeroplane, an applicant shall have successfully completed the written examination and flight test for the Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane.


  1. (a) An applicant shall have completed a minimum of 25 hours of Instructor Rating ground school instruction which shall include:
    1. (i) practical application of the basic principles of learning and techniques of instruction;
    2. (ii) preparation and use of lesson plans;
    3. (iii) procedures for planning and presenting preparatory ground instruction, pre-flight briefings, in-flight instruction, and post-flight debriefings;
    4. (iv) theory of flight required to teach the air exercises;
    5. (v) aircraft flight manuals and aircraft operating limits;
    6. (vi) presentation of pilot decision-making concepts; and
    7. (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.
  2. (b) An applicant shall obtain a minimum of 70% in the written examination Flight Instructor Rating – Aeroplane Class 4 (AIRAF).

Instructor Rating – Transport Canada – Details