Flight Instructor Rating

Successful completion of the Instructor Rating Program leads to eligibility for Class IV Instructor Rating and the issuance of a Certificate of Qualification—Instructor Rating from Langley Flying School, Inc.  The holder of a Class IV Instructor Rating may exercise the privileges of a Flight Instructor in accordance with the Canadian Aviation Regulations.

Prerequisites

Before commencing training in the Instructor Rating Program, a student requires:

  • A valid Commercial or Airline Transport Pilot Licence—Aeroplane Category;
  • A valid Category 1 Medical Certificate;
  • Not less than 20 hours instrument time, at least 10 hours of which must be instrument flight time.

In accordance with the requirements established by the Private Career Training Institutions Agency, entrance into this program requires the completion of Grade 12 (or equivalent) or candidates must qualify as a mature student (age 19 and not having attended school full-time for 52 weeks).

Course Costs(Canadian)

The following are the minimum costs for domestic students (effective  May 05,2016), in include Transport Canada’s minimum requirements:

Air Instruction—Estimated Costs

Aircraft Type

Cessna 152

Piper Cherokee

Aircraft cost per hour

142.00

152.00

30 hours Dual Air Instruction (based on aircraft cost and $50 per hour Flight Instruction)

5760.00

6060.00

Sub-total:

5760.00

6060.00

 

Ground Instruction and Administration—Estimated Costs

6 hours Preparatory Ground Instruction (Based on $50.00 per hour)

300.00

25 hours Groundschool

1000.00

Pilot Books and Supplies (approximately)

75.00

Flight Test and Transport Canada Fees (approximately)

230.00

Sub-total:

$1605.00

Estimated Total Costs

Aircraft Type

Cessna 152

Piper Cherokee

Air Instruction and Student Practice

5760.00

6060.00

Ground Instruction and Administration

1605.00

1605.00

Total:

$7365.00

$7665.00

The above pricing is a limited-time offer and is subject to change without notice.  Costs include all fuel costs and use of pilot headsets. Langley Flying School does not employ a fuel surcharge fee system.

Prepayent of fees is not required.  Students pay tuition and aircraft unitlizations at the conclusion of training flights, and pay groundschool tuition at the beginning of the session.   All flight schools in British Columbia are required by law to charge the GST (5%).  Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Debit Cards are accepted.

Aircraft rates may be subject to change with minimal notice, depending on such things, for example, as fluctuating aviation fuel prices.

Transport Canada establishes the minimum requirements for the Flight Instructor Rating as follows:

  • Students require 25 hours of ground instruction which includes the following instruction:
    • Practical application of the basic principles of learning and techniques of instruction;
    • Preparation and use of lesson plans;
    • Procedures for planning and presenting preparatory ground instruction, pre-flight briefings, in-flight instruction, and post-flight debriefings;
    • Theory of flight required to teach the air exercises;
    • Aircraft flight manuals and aircraft operating limits;
    • Presentation of pilot decision-making concepts; and
    • The use of the Transport Canada Flight Instructor Guide, Flight Training Manual, and applicable Flight Test Guides.
  • Students require 30 hours of dual flight instruction focusing on overall pilot proficiency and the presentation of all exercises contained in the Flight Instructor Guide, of which not less than 5 hours must be training in the teaching of instrument flight skills.
  • Knowledge is demonstrated by obtaining not less than 70% in a written examination on aeroplane administration, instructor general knowledge, theory of flight, aircraft instruments, instrument indications, radio navigational techniques, and instrument instruction techniques (AIRAF).
  • Prior to writing the Transport Canada examinations, all of the groundschool requirements must be completed, as well as 50% of the flight training requirements.
  • Students must also successfully complete an Instructor Rating Flight Test and meet the Instructor Competency Assessment Standards for a Class IV.

Syllabus

Ground Training and Instruction

Hours

Briefing: Instructor Rating Overview

Briefing: Preparatory Ground Instruction design and organization

.8

Preparatory Ground Instruction: Forced Approach

.8

Preparatory Ground Instruction: Precautionary Landings

.8

Preparatory Ground Instruction: Diversions

.8

Preparatory Ground Instruction: Spiral Dives

.8

Preparatory Ground Instruction: Illusions Created by Drift

.8

Groundschool: Flight Instructor Rating Flight Test

Groundschool: Learning and Learning Factors

.8

Preparatory Ground Instruction: Attitudes & Movements

.8

Preparatory Ground Instruction: Range & Endurance

.8

Preparatory Ground Instruction: Slow Flight

.8

Groundschool: Lesson Plan Structure and Organization

.8

Preparatory Ground Instruction: Stalls

Preparatory Ground Instruction: Advanced Stalls

.8

Preparatory Ground Instruction: Insipient Spins

Preparatory Ground Instruction: Full Spins

.8

Preparatory Ground Instruction: Forward Slipping

Preparatory Ground Instruction: Side-slipping

.8

Preparatory Ground Instruction: Basic and Advanced Turns

.8

Preparatory Ground Instruction: Basic and Advanced Straight and Level Flight

.8

Preparatory Ground Instruction: Basic and Advanced Climbs and Descents

.8

Groundschool: Air Law for Flight Instruction

.8

Preparatory Ground Instruction: Navigation (excluding Diversions)

.8

Preparatory Ground Instruction: Take-offs, Circuits, & Approach and Landings

.8

Preparatory Ground Instruction: Soft-field Take-offs & Landings

.8

Preparatory Ground Instruction: Short-field Take-offs & Landings

.8

Preparatory Ground Instruction: Cross-wind Take-offs & Landings

.8

Preparatory Ground Instruction: Instrument Flying (Full Panel)

.8

Preparatory Ground Instruction: Instrument Flying (Partial Panel)

.8

Preparatory Ground Instruction: Instrument Flying (Unusual Attitudes)

.8

Preparatory Ground Instruction: Instrument Flying (VOR Navigation)

.8

Preparatory Ground Instruction: Instrument Flying (ADF Navigation)

.8

Preparatory Ground Instruction: Instrument Flying (GPS Navigation)

.8

Preparatory Ground Instruction: Instrument (Simulated Approach)

.8

Preparatory Ground Instruction: Night Circuits

Preparatory Ground Instruction: Night Cross-country

.8

Preparatory Ground Instruction Review

.8

Total:

25.6

 

Air Training

Hours

Left Seat Review

1.0

Right Seat Check-out

1.0

Forced Landings & Lesson Plan #22

1.0

Precautionary Landings & Lesson Plan #24

1.0

Attitudes & Movements: Lesson Plan #2

1.0

Range & Endurance: Lesson Plan #4

1.5

Slow Flight: Lesson Plan #5 & Lesson Plan #20

1.0

Stalls: Lesson Plan #5, Lesson Plan #6, & Lesson Plan #22

1.0

Spins: Lesson Plan #6 & Lesson Plan #22

1.0

Spiral Dives: Lesson Plan #7

1.0

Slipping & Steep Turns: Lesson Plan #7

1.0

Turns: Lesson Plan #2, Lesson Plan, # 3, and Lesson Plan #7

1.0

Straight & Level Flight: Lesson Plan #2, Lesson Plan #3, and Lesson Plan #4

1.0

Navigation: Lesson Plan #26

1.0

Navigation (Diversions): Lesson Plan #26

1.0

Take-offs, Circuits, & Landings: Lesson Plan #8

1.0

Soft-field Take-offs & Landings: Lesson Plan #16

1.0

Short-field Take-offs & Landings: Lesson Plan #14

1.0

Cross-wind Take-offs & Landings: Lesson Plan #9 & Lesson Plan #18

1.0

Illusions Created by Drift: Lesson Plan #24

1.0

Instrument (Full Panel)

1.0

Instrument (Unusual Attitudes)

1.0

Instrument (VOR)

1.0

Instrument (ADF)

1.0

Instrument (Limited Flying)

1.0

Pre-Flight Review

1.0

Review of Air Instruction

4.0

Total:

30.1