Fly a Multi-Engine Aircraft without Reference to the Horizon
The Multi-Engine Instrument Rating allows you to operate an aircraft with more than one engine without reference to the horizon. With this rating you can fly in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) and at night. First you will obtain your Multi-Engine Rating followed by your Group One Instrument Rating. Your advanced training will take place initially in our simulator and in our C310 aircraft.
Anticipate 2-3 weeks if full-time, 3-4 months if part-time.
RCAF personnel doing license conversions will find that the cost is significantly cheaper as a result of reduced time typically needed to complete rating criteria due to previous military training and experience. This is dependent on the individual. If desired, MFC will endeavor to do the military-to-civilian conversion in a short time frame (ex: a weekend).
Transport Canada Requirements
- Mitchinson’s requires a high school diploma or an equivalent secondary school completion;
- Multi-Engine endorsement;
- Must have 50 hours cross-country;
- 40 hours Instrument time of which all time accumulated on PPL, Night Rating and CPL count towards the minimum. 20 hours may be in the simulator;
- Written exam (INRAT);
- Flight test. TC approved Pilot Examiner.
Note: The above training requirements represent TC minimums. It may take some students more time to complete depending on ability or if training flights are not consistently scheduled and flown.
In our experience, most students take more than the Transport Canada requirements to complete their license and our cost estimates reflect the average student’s flight hour requirements.
Total Dual: 18 hours
Total Solo: 3 hours (Flight Tests)
Total Simulator: 14 hours
Total Briefing: 20 hours