Group 1 Instrument (MIFR) Rating

Learn to fly a multi engine aircraft under Instrument Flight Rules

Next intake: October 1st, 2019

About the MIFR Rating

The instrument rating (IR) program trains a licensed pilot to obtain the Transport Canada Group 1 (multi-Engine) or Group 3 (single-engine) Instrument Rating endorsement. The instrument rating is suitable for PPL or CPL holders who want to fly under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC).

Obtain your group 1 (multi) instrument rating at Canadian Aviation College, located in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada, a required step to became a commercial pilot.

The Group 1 instrument rating adheres to Transport Canada’s minimum instrument flight time, in the FTD and aircraft, and pilot-in-command cross-country time. 

15 hrs of Instrument Flight Time and 20 hours of Instrument FTD time (total=40 with PPL instrument time) + 50 hrs of PIC X/C time (which is not included in this course)   




  • CAC application and successful interview

  • Valid Canadian Pilot license

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course the successful student will / have demonstrate(d): 

  • The ability to prepare, plan and execute a VFR multi-engine flight

  • The knowledge to pass company and TC flight tests

  • The ability to apply relevant ground knowledge in the safe execution of a VFR multi-engine flight

  • The skills to safely fly a multi-engine aircraft while in VMC conditions

  • The ability to manage emergency procedures and normal procedures in a multi-engine aircraft

  • The knowledge and awareness of the dangers of flying a multi-engine aircraft, specifically Vmc and single-engine operations

Course Duration

2 Months

Required Course Materials

Jeppesen Multi-Engine Manual; ▪ PA34 Pilot operating handbook; ▪ ground school (if required) and flight training workbooks with lesson plans; ▪ TC flight test guide. ▪ VNC and VTA maps; canadian flight supplement;

Delivery Method

Aircraft / Briefing Room / Flight Training Device (FTD) / Classroom 

Teaching Methods

One-on-one Instructor-Student in the aircraft / briefing room / and Flight Training Device (FTD); group in classroom setting.


Fees and Hours

Tuition Fee

Dual Engine 10,640.00

Single Engine 8,810.00

Other Fees


  • Costs do not include taxes and potential fuel surcharges 

  • Costs are estimates based on Transport Canada minimum flight requirements and school program estimates

  • *This cost includes a maximum number of instructional hours as listed above. Canadian Aviation College has the right to charge the student the hourly rate for both flight and instructional time beyond this limit.


Disclaimer: This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. 


72 - 18300 Ford Road,

Pitt Meadows - BC

V3Y 0C6


Administrative Hours:

Mon - Fri 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Operation Hours:

Mon - Sun 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Main Administrative Phone (Monday - Friday):

+1 604.299.7777