Single Engine Instrument Rating

Training – Single Engine Instrument Rating (IFR)

Pacific Flying Club offers a Single Engine Instrument course based on 20 hours of aircraft simulator work, plus an additional 10-20 hours of actual flight instruction in a single engine aircraft. The amount of actual flight time required will depend on the student’s experience and level of training. Additionally, the Club provides a Ground School program in preparation for a written exam administered by Transport Canada. A written exam and flight test is required. Students must hold a PPL and 50 hours PIC cross-country time.

PFC uses an Al Sim AL 250, Level Al Sim, Full Motion Redbird FTD and Cessna 172s in its single engine IFR program.

Simulator Options

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

Aircraft Costs: Minimum costs for instruction in a Cessna 172 P/R

Costs based on 20 hours dual instruction@ $248/hour$4,960
Costs based on 15 hours dual instruction@ $248/hour$3,720
Costs based on 10 hours dual instruction@ $248/hour$2,480
5 Hours Ground Briefings@ $72 per hour$360
IFR Groundschool$450
Transport Canada Written Examination$35
Transport Canada Licencing Fees and Flight Test$550
Books, maps and supplies$100

Total Single Engine Instrument Rating Estimated Costs

Total Estimated Costs$9,855
*(Based on 20 hrs in Al Sim AL-250 and 15 hrs in 172 aircraft)

Fuel surcharges will apply where the price of fuel exceeds the base rate at ZBB Airport. Prices subject to change (Effective January 21, 2019). Tax is applied where applicable.

Ground briefing requirements are strictly based on the instructor’s evaluation of the student’s progress. Ground briefing time is charged at a rate of $72.00 per hour.

This program does not require approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, the registrar did not review this program.

Single Engine Instrument Rating (SEIFR)

Minimum requirements for admission:
  1. PPL Licence
  2. 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 submitting the PTIB Short 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 SEIFR 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 otherwise your application will not be processed.