Training - Multi Engine Instrument Rating

Training – Multi Engine Instrument Rating

(February 02, 2024)

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 Al Sim ALX, Al Sim 250 or Full Motion Redbird FTD and 20 hours of multi engine instrument instruction in a Piper Seneca I aircraft with Garmin 750 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 Manager of Multi Engine Operations 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 MIFR flight test. Fuel surcharges will apply where fuel exceeds the base rate.  

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, PTIB Contract Signed.

Simulator Options

*Redbird Full Motion FTD 20 hours@ $195/hour$3,900
Al Sim Al-250 20 hours@ $240/hour$4,800
Al Sim ALX 20 hours@ $260.00 per hour (GPS Training)$5,200

Other Costs

Aircraft (Piper Seneca I) 20 hours Dual@ $425/hour$8,500
Ground Briefings 10 hours@ $76/hour$760
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

(*Based on 20 hrs in Red Bird Full Motion FTD)

As required this program is approved by the Registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB).

Fuel surcharges will apply where fuel exceeds the base rate at ZBB. Prices subject to change and tax is applied where applicable.

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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