PTIB Long Contract: Instructor Rating Program Outline

Brief Program DescriptionFlight training required to meet requirements to be issued a Class 4 Instructor Rating by Transport Canada
Career OccupationCommercial Pilot – Flight Instructor
Admission RequirementsCategory 1 Medical, Commercial Pilot Licence or ATPL, Valid membership application on file with Club, Minimum age 19 or Grade 12, Instructor Rating PTIB Contract and Equipment Utilization Contract
Learning ObjectivesAt the completion of this program student will demonstrate the competencies outlined in Transport Canada’s Flight Test Guide and Study & Reference Guide for the Instructor Rating and demonstrate the required flight and knowledge competencies to pass the Instructor Rating Flight Test and pass the Instructor Rating Written Examination. Students should refer to the Flight Training Programme in Member Handbook for details on knowledge requirements.
Method(s) of EvaluationTransport Canada Instructor Rating written examination Preflight test prior to Transport Canada flight test Transport Canada Instructor Rating flight test
Completion RequirementsStudent must have completed 30 hours of flight time of which 5 h ours may be in an approved flight training device and 25 hours of ground briefings including successful completion of a flight test and written examination by Transport Canada for a Class 4 Instructor Rating
Program Duration55 hours including 25 hours ground briefings, 30 hours dual flight time of which 5 hours may be conducted in an approved flight training device.
Full time involves 15 hours per week of training and takes approximately 3-5 months depending on weather restrictions. Part time varies depending on student’s availability for flying and can take from 5 months to 18 months.
Homework HoursStudents can expect to do a minimum of 10 hours prereading and lesson planning for each hour of ground briefing held as well as approximately 3-5 h ours of pre and post flight preparation for each hour of flight training conducted.
Delivery MethodFlight training is delivered one on one.
Indicate how the program is delivered:
  • In-class instruction
  • Distance education
  • Combined delivery both in-class and distance*
Required Course MaterialsTransport Canada Flight Instructor Guide
Program OrganizationThe program is composed of 30 hours of dual flight instruction and 25 hours of ground briefing. All flying is conducted one on one. Ground briefings are held one on one or in a small group setting.