Training - Multi Engine Instrument Rating

Training – Multi Engine Instrument Rating

The Multi Engine Instrument Rating offered by the Pacific Flying Club follows the guidelines set out in the Transport Canada Canadian Aviation Regulations. The course is based on both simulator and actual instrument flight time in a multi-engine aircraft. The student will receive 20 hours of dual instruction in a Al Sim ALX,  Al Sim 250 or Full Motion Redbird FTD, plus 20 hours of multi-engine instrument instruction in a Piper Seneca I aircraft equipped with Garmin 430 GPS. The amount of actual instrument instruction will vary depending on the student’s ability and level of experience.

Members wishing to pursue a Multi-IFR Rating should contact Marcel Gimenez at the Club. Prerequisites include a Private Pilot Licence. Students must hold a Multi-Engine Rating and 50 hours PIC cross country time prior to doing a M-IFR flight test.

Admission Requirements: Age 18 or Grade 12, Category 1 Medical, Private Pilot Licence, Valid Membership Application on file with Club, Approval of the Executive Director Flight Operations, PTIB Contract Signed.

Simulator Options

Redbird Full Motion FTD 20 hours@ $188/hour$3,760
Al Sim Al-250 20 hours@$232/hour$4,640
Al Sim Level 5 FTD 20 hours@ $260/hour$5,200
Other Costs

Other Costs


Aircraft (Piper Seneca I) 20 hours Dual@ $407/hour$8,140
Ground Briefings 10 hours@$72/hour$720
IFR Written Exam Seminar$450
IFR Course Materials$125
Transport Canada Written Fee$35
IFR Ride Examiners Fee$450
Transport Canada Endorsement & AP Fees$100
Total Multi-Engine IFR Rating Estimated Cost$13,780
Fuel surcharges will apply where the price of fuel exceeds the base rate at ZBB Airport. Prices subject to change (Effective January 16, 2020). Tax is applied where applicable.

As required this program is approved by the Registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB).  For PFC Policies and Course Outlines for approved programs, click here.

Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (MEIFR)

Minimum requirements for admission:

  1. 18 years old or Grade 12 equivalent
  2. PPL Licence
  3. Valid Aviation Medical

Download, complete and submit the following forms:

Important information:

  1. You will be required to include copies of the following documents when completing the PTIB Long Contract form:
    • First page of temporary Licence/Aviation Document Booklet
    • A copy of the relevant Licence/Rating for program
    • A copy of your Aviation Medical
  2. All MEIFR program candidates must get approval from the manager of Multi-Engine Operations prior to enrollment.

    Please contact Marcel Gimenez at 604-946-0011 ext. 234 or otherwise your application will not be processed.

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