Training - Multi Engine Instrument Rating

PFC simulator

The Multi Engine Instrument Rating offered by the Pacific Flying Club follows the guidelines set out in the Transport Canada Canadian Aviation Regulations. The course is based on both simulator and actual instrument flight time in a multi-engine aircraft. The student will receive 20 hours of dual instruction in a Al Sim ALX,  Al Sim 250 or Full Motion Redbird FTD, plus 20 hours of multi-engine instrument instruction in a Piper Seneca I aircraft equipped with Garmin 430 GPS. The amount of actual instrument instruction will vary depending on the student's ability and level of experience. Members wishing to pursue a Multi-IFR Rating should contact Marcel Gimenez at the Club. Prerequisites include a Private Pilot Licence. Students must hold a Multi Engine Rating and 50 hours PIC cross country time prior to doing a M-IFR flight test. 

Admission Requirements: Age 18 or Grade 12, Category 1 Medical, Private Pilot Licence, Valid Membership Application on file with Club, Approval of the Executive Director Flight Operations, PTIB Contract Signed.

Simulator Options
Redbird Full Motion FTD 20 hours  @ $183/hour $3 660
Al Sim Al-250 20 hours  @$225/hour $4 500
Al Sim Level 5 FTD 20 hours  @ $269/hour $5 380

Other Costs

Aircraft (Piper Seneca I) 20 hours Dual  @ $395/hour $7 900
Ground Briefings 10 hours  @$67/hour $700
IFR Written Exam Seminar   $450
IFR Course Materials    $125
Transport Canada Written Fee   $35
IFR Ride Examiners Fee   $450
Transport Canada Endorsement & AP Fees   $100

Total Multi-Engine IFR Rating Estimated Cost

  $13 420

Fuel surcharges will apply where the price of fuel exceeds the base rate at ZBB Airport.  Prices subject to change (Effective January 16, 2020). Tax is applied where applicable


As required this program is approved by the Registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB).  For PFC Policies and Course Outlines for approved programs, click here.