Multi Engine Instrument Rating


  1. Applicant must hold a Private Pilot Licence or higher with a multi-engine endorsement.
  2. An applicant shall have acquired a minimum of 50 hours of cross-country flight time as pilot-in-command
  3. An applicant shall have
  4. (i) 40 hours total instrument time
  5. (ii) one dual cross-country flight under simulated or actual IMC conditions of a minimum of 100 nautical miles, the flight to be conducted in accordance with an IFR flight plan to include, at two different locations, an instrument approach to minima.


  1. An applicant shall have obtained a minimum of 70% on the written examination Instrument Rating (INRAT)


  1. Applicant shall complete a flight test in accordance with Flight Test Standards – Instrument Rating (TP 9939E)


  1. The holder may exercise the privileges of the licence under IFR and the privileges accorded a VFR OTT rating in either a single-engine or multi-engine aircraft


  1. Instructor $75 /hour
  2. Cessna 172 $194 /hour
  3. PA 23-160 $356 /hour
  4. Flight Simulator $75 /hour up to 20 hours


Dual Instruction 27 hours C172 ~ 7,400.00
Dual Instruction 8 hours PA 23-160 3,500.00
Pre-flight briefings 8 hours 600.00
Self-study books 300.00
Written exam* 35.00
Flight Test ** 975.00
TOTAL: $13,235.00

~ Assumes PPL with 5 hours of total instrument training. The majority of the training is in the C172 with the IFR dual cross-country and 8 hours of holds and approaches conducted in the PA 23-160

  • 8 hours quoted on PA 23-160, more or less time may be needed on this aircraft depending on pilot multi experience
  • 20 Hours of the required 40 instrument hours may be done on the flight simulator to reduce cost. Estimate is given for aircraft cost only

** Includes Transport Canada Processing Fee

*Cost of INRAT exam administered by Transport Canada extra

NOTE: All instruction satisfies Canadian Aviation Regulations minimum requirements and is only an estimate. Prices subject to change without prior notice. Taxes 13% HST extra.

Prices as of January 2023