Instrument Rating

Obtaining the Instrument Rating is the next logical step in taking aviation to the next level.

This rating enables you to explore aviation from a brand new perspective. It is an excellent tool for developing greater proficiency and self-confidence. As you will be able to fly in more adverse weather conditions, you will have greater flexibility in destination points.


Private Pilot License

Category 3 Aviation Medical

High School Diploma

50 Hours Pilot in Command Cross-Country


Flight lessons are scheduled to reflect the need of the individual student.

Instrument Ground School scheduled consecutively two evenings per week.

Written exams are completed at the Transport Canada office in Calgary.

Flight exams are scheduled and completed at Excel Flight Training Incorporated.

Course completion:

Students receive an Instrument Rating after completing a minimum of 40 hours additional flight time and passing the required exams.

The 40 (see note) hours flight time must also include the following:

– 40 hours Dual instrument instruction including 1 dual instrument cross-country.

Note: These times are based on Transport Canada minimum requirements. Students typically average 45 hours before course completion.


Course cost as based on a student average is approximately $10,580.00 for Single-Engine Instrument rating,

Course cost as based on a student average is approximately $13,560.00 for Multi-Engine Instrument rating,

All tuition is subject to 5% Goods and Services Tax (GST).

International Students:

This program is a Designated Learning Program and eligible to receive foreign nationals on a study permit.