Ultralight Flight Instructor Rating
- AGE: Minimum 18 years of age
- REQUIREMENTS: Proof of Medical Fitness (Category 3 Documentation issued by a medical examiner authorized by Transport Canada)
- Completion of Ground School Course which is offered on-line and/or with direct support from the instructor
- Minimum 20 hours of theory related to: Learning Factors, Factors that Impact Learning, Presentation, Critique, Evaluation Methods, Techniques and Methods of Flight Instruction, Integrating Human Factors into Instructions, Communication, Threat and Error Management( Part 1 of the Flight Instructor Guide from Transport Canada)
- Completion of Transport Canada Written Exam – FITEN – with a passing mark of 80% (25 questions within a one hour time limit-multiple choice)
- Minimum 50 hours of total flight time which includes: minimum five hours of dual instruction, five hours dual flight time on instructional techniques, minimum 25 hours of solo time
- Successful Practical Flight Test completed by a Transport Canada Examiner
CONGRATULATIONS! You are now a licensed Ultralight Flight Instructor!
If you currently hold a PPL-A (Private Pilot’s Licence – Aeroplane) or higher, the flight time is reduced from 50 hours on Ultralight Aeroplanes to 25 hours. You can be exempted from the ground school and FITEN test, if you hold or have held (within 24 months) a Flight Instructors Rating (Class 4,3,2,1).
It is important to note that the flight times referenced above are minimum times as required by Transport Canada. There are many factors which may increase your flight training time. Such factors are but not limited to: poor weather conditions, how often you choose to fly (the larger the time interval between lessons, the more review is required), and unexpected airplane maintenance issues. As well, everyone learns at their own pace with their own strengths and their own abilities. Being focused and engaged in learning how to soar the sky are key to becoming a safe, skilled, and confident pilot.