A total of 40 hours of instrument time must be accumulated; 20 hours of which can be completed in Cooking Lake Aviation’s Flight Simulator. Instrument time accumulated during the Private, Night and Commercial training can be used towards this rating. The formal training requires a 100NM dual IFR cross county to be completed. A total of 50 hours of cross country pilot in command time is required for the rating as well.
There are different groups to this rating, which will give the holder different Privileges; a Group 1 rating is for Multi Engine Aircraft, a Group 2 is for Multi Engine, Center line Thrust aircraft & a Group 3 is for Single Engine aircraft.
Ground School & Examinations
There are no ground school requirements for this rating, however there are courses available to aid you in preparation for the written examination. Two of the most popular are the Aerocourse and pilottraining.ca. The Aerocourse is an intensive one weekend course. Pilottraining.ca offers a self-paced online course. You must successfully pass the Transport Canada instrument written exam known as the “INRAT” and all flight time requirements must be met before taking the flight test.
Allows the holder of the Rating to file an IFR flight plan and fly in IMC conditions (no visual reference to the ground).