Licenses & Ratings

Learn about the different types of ratings for Pilots

Recreational Pilot Permit

The Recreational Pilot Permit is the simplest and fastest way to start flying, although there are restrictions on where, when and what you can fly.The requirements for a Recreational Pilot License Aeroplane are the following:
http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/regserv/cars/part4-standards-421-1086.htm

Private Pilot License

The Private Pilot License gives you more flexibility and freedom to fly at different times and in different aircraft. Once you have your Private License, take your friends on a tour of the city.The requirements for a Private Pilot License Aeroplane are the following:
http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/regserv/cars/part4-standards-421-1086.htm

Commercial Pilot License

The Commercial Pilot License allows you to fly single engine aircraft carrying passengers for hire, and be employed as a salaried pilot by an aviation company.The requirements for a Private Pilot License Aeroplane are the following:
http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/regserv/cars/part4-standards-421-1086.htm

Instrument Rating

An Instrument Rating lets you fly when the weather is not suitable for VFR flight alone. You can fly through cloud or in restricted visibility. This rating gives you the most flexibility to fly when the weather is not bright and sunny.The requirements for a Instrument Rating are the following:
http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/regserv/cars/part4-standards-421-1086.htm

Night Rating

If you have a Private Pilot License, you can then add a Night Rating for flying after dark. Otherwise you will be restricted to flight during daylight hours only. The night rating adds flexibility and utility to the Private License. It cannot be applied to the Recreational Pilot Permit.The requirements for a Night Rating are the following:
http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/regserv/cars/part4-standards-421-1086.htm

Multi-Engine Rating

A Multi-Engine Rating allows you to fly aircraft with more than one engine.