A minimum age of seventeen (17) years old is required for a Night Rating.
All pilots are required to have a Medical Certificate. There are four categories of medical certificates and the process of obtaining a certificate will differ depending on the category and your age. The minimum category required for the Private Pilot Licence is a Category 3. However, students seeking careers as Commercial Pilots should obtain a Category 1 Medical Certificate.
The Medical examinations must be performed by a Civil Aviation Medical Examiner. The fee for the examination will vary with the individual examiners but is usually between $150.00 and $200.00. This fee is not normally covered under any medical plans.
*Students must not have any restrictions on their medicals pertaining to color deficiencies.
Ground Instruction consists of required reading of Transport Canada publication’s Flight Training Manual, Chapter 25. Related topics that will be covered:
Students will be required to demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the required subjects their Instructor.
See CARS 421.42
An applicant for a night rating shall have acquired in airplanes a minimum of:
Credit for a maximum of 5 hours of the 10 hours of dual instrument time may be given for instrument ground time
Air instruction is separated into dual instruction and solo practice. During dual instruction, students will be introduced to new exercises and practice previous exercises. Once a level of skill and competence has been reached, students will fly solo in an aircraft to practice the air exercises.
Within the 12 months preceding the date of application for a night rating, an applicant shall have successfully completed a qualifying flight under the supervision of a Transport Canada Inspector or a person qualified in accordance with subsection 425.21 (4) by demonstrating the level of skill specified in the Flight Instructor Guide – Night Rating.