Single Engine Instrument Rating

Training – Single Engine Instrument Rating (IFR)

Effective February 2, 2024)

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 one of the Club’s 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 programme as preparation for the written examination administered by Transport Canada. A written examination and flight test are required. Students must hold a PPL and 50 hours PIC cross-country time prior to the flight test. Fuel surcharges are applied where the price of fuel exceeds the base amount.

The Pacific Flying Club uses an Al Sim ALX, Al Sim AL 250, Full Motion Redbird FTD and Cessna 172’s in its single-engine IFR programme


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/hour$5,200


Costs based on 20 hours dual instruction@ $272/hour$5,440
*Costs based on 15 hours dual instruction@ $272/hour$4,080
Costs based on 10 hours dual instruction@ $272/hour$2,720
Single Engine Instrument Rating IFR

Other Costs

5 Hours Ground Briefings@ $76/hour$380
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

*(Based on 20 hrs in Al Sim AL-250 and 15 hrs in 172 aircraft)

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 $74.00 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.

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

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.