Night Rating Training
As issued, your Private Pilot License allows you to fly only during daylight hours. Night Rating is required to fly at Night Time.
An applicant for a night rating shall have acquired in aeroplanes a minimum of 20 hours of pilot flight time which shall include a minimum of:
- (i) 10 hours of night flight time including a minimum of:
- (A) 5 hours dual flight time, including 2 hours of cross-country flight time,
- (B) 5 hours solo flight time, including 10 takeoffs, circuits and landings, and
- (ii) 10 hours dual instrument time.
- (iii) Credit for a maximum of five hours of the 10 hours of dual instrument time may be given for instrument ground time, provided that the total instrument time shall be in addition to the 10 hours night flight time.
Note: Night Rating Program is only approved by Transport Canada and does not require approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training, BC. As such, the registrar of PTIB did not review this program.
VFR OTT Rating Training
With this rating, it is possible to depart under Visual Flight Rules, fly en route to the destination over a broken or overcast ceiling, and descend under VFR to the destination. This opens up considerable opportunities for pilots without instrument ratings to fly above a lower layer, at good terrain-clearance altitudes, without the need to descend beneath the layer to remain legal.
An applicant for a VFR OTT rating shall complete a minimum of 15 hours dual instrument time of which a maximum of 5 hours may be instrument ground time. Training shall be in accordance with the Flight Instructor Standard - VFR OTT .
Note: VFR-OTT Rating Program only approved by Transport Canada does not require approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training, BC. As such, the registrar of PTIB did not review this program.