The Single-Engine Instrument Rating allows you to operate an aircraft without reference to the horizon. With this rating you can fly in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) at night. Your advanced training will take place initially in our simulator and in our C172 aircraft.

Group Three Instrument Rating Requirements

  • Must have PPL;
  • Mitchinson's requires a high school diploma or an equivalent secondary school completion;
  • Must have 50 hours cross-country;
  • 40 hours Instrument time of which all time accumulated on PPL, Night Rating and CPL count towards the minimum. 20 hours may be in the simulator;
  • The Flying Breakdown below assumes candidate has a Night Rating;
  • Written exam;
  • Flight test. TC approved Pilot Examiner on staff. 

Course Length

Anticipate 2-3 weeks if full-time, 3-4 months if part-time.

Flying Breakdown - Transport Canada Minimums

 Total Dual  Total Dual Simulator
15 Hours  15 Hours

Cost Breakdown

    C172 Simulator
15 hours dual  Advanced Instruction  $3,825.00  
15 hours dual  Advanced Instruction   $2,475.00
Written Exam and Endorsement Fee (TC)* $95.00    
IR Flight Test Fee (TC)* $415.00    
    Total: $6,810.00

 *(TC) Transport Canada
Note: It may take some students more time to complete depending on ability or if training flights are not consistently scheduled and flown


All prices subject to applicable taxes, and subject to change without notice.