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Flight Instructor Rating

(1) Prerequisites
Before commencing training for the Class 4 Instructor Rating, an applicant shall hold a Commercial Pilot Licence - Helicopter have completed a minimum of 250 hours pilot-in-command flight time in helicopters, and have completed a minimum of 15 hours instrument time of which a maximum of 10 hours may have been completed in approved instrument ground trainers.

(2) Knowledge
(a) An applicant shall have completed a minimum of 25 hours of Instructor Rating ground school instruction which shall include:
(i) practical application of the basic principles of learning and techniques of instruction;
(ii) preparation and use of lesson plans;
(iii) procedures for planning and presenting preparatory ground instruction, pre-flight briefings, in-flight instruction, and post-flight debriefings;
(iv) theory of flight required to teach the air exercises;
(v) aircraft flight manuals and aircraft operating limits;
(vi) presentation of pilot decision-making concepts; and
(vii) the use of the Transport Canada Helicopter Flight Instructor Guide, Flight Training Manual, Part IV of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, and the appropriate Flight Test schedules and guides.
(amended 2012/02/19)
(b) An applicant shall obtain a minimum of 70% in each of the following written examinations:
(i) Flight Instructor Rating - Helicopter - Class 4 (HIRAF); and
(ii) Flight Instructor Rating - Helicopter - Instrument Instruction (FIREN).

INCLUDED: Helicopters Canada testing, fuel, insurance, instructor, and briefings.

Cabri G2 $560/hr
RH44 $795/hr

Instructor Rating

• Ground School Kit

$ 100

• 30 Flight Hours Cabri G2


• Ground School - 25 hrs


• Transport Canada Written Exam

$ 70

• Transport Canada Flight Test Fee

$ 200

• Flight Test (approx 1.7 hrs)
$ 952

• Transport Canada Licensing Fee

Processing $ 30



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