Flight Instructor Rating Program - Aeroplane (Diploma Program)
Flight Instructor Rating (FIR) on your CPL will allow you to start your career in aviation as a Class 4 Flight Instructor.
Act as a Flight Instructor on an Aeroplane
30 hours flight time in an aeroplane with a Class 1 Flight Instructor.
An applicant shall hold a valid category 1 medical certificate.
Ground School Training:
An FIR applicant must attend a minimum of 25 hours of approved ground school. This course consists of a series of lectures aimed at fully preparing the student for not only the required Transport Canada examinations but also safe and satisfying teaching techniques. The subjects dealt with in the ground school include Air Law, Aeronautics, Navigation, Meteorology etc. Individual instruction will be given as required.
A Transport Canada written exam is required
You must obtain a minimum of 70% in the AIRAF exam.
Successfully complete a flight test to a Transport Canada Class 3 Flight Instructor standard.
Students may enroll at any time and commence flight training at their convenience; however ground school timetables will be established and published for varied times.
To start ground school:
Complete CPL written exam and flight test and have completed 200 hours total time.
To start flight training:
Hold a valid Canadian CPL.
Minimum age to hold the licence is 18 years.
An applicant must be a Canadian citizen, a landed immigrant, or a person bearing a valid study permit.
An applicant must be able to read and write in English without assistance.
Note: Flight Instructor Rating Program apart from being a Transport Canada (TC) Approved Program, also, has been reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training, BC .