A night rating allows you to fly at night but requires maintaining visual contact with the ground.
Night hours are an important part of your total hours if you plan to pursue an Air Transport Pilot License (ATPL).
NIGHT RATING REQUIREMENTS
Student must hold a PPL or higher and a valid medical before commencing training.
MINIMUM FLYING REQUIREMENTS
The night rating requires a minimum of 20hrs training, which includes:
10hrs dual instrument time (5h may be from PPL),
5h dual night, including:
2h night dual cross-country.
5h solo night, including:
10 takeoffs and landings at night.
If you are planning on flying as a career, you will need 25 hours of night pilot in command (PIC) cross-country time for your ATPL. This is not a requirement for the night rating itself, but is something to keep in mind if you are planning on flying long-term.
TRAINING COST & TIMELINE
Transport Canada Minimums
25 Hours c172 @ $170/hr
10 Hours Instructor Time @ $65/hr
2 Hours Simulator Time @ $85/hr
License Sign-off Fee
TOTAL MINIMUM INVESTMENT
$5,340 + GST