Operate a Single-Engine Aircraft without Reference to the Horizon
The Group Three Instrument Rating allows you to operate an aircraft without reference to the horizon. With this rating you can fly in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) at night. Your advanced training will take place initially in our simulator and in our C172 aircraft.
Anticipate 2-3 weeks if full-time, 3-4 months if part-time.
Transport Canada Requirements
- Must have PPL;
- Mitchinson’s requires a high school diploma or an equivalent secondary school completion;
- 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;
- The Flying Breakdown below assumes candidate has a Night Rating;
- 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: 10 hours
Total Solo: 1.5 hours (flight tests)
Total Simulator: 15 hours
Total Briefing: 12 hours