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    Night Rating

    Night Rating permits a pilot to fly an aircraft after sunset. It incorporates elements of both instrument and visual flight, increases pilot skills and provides a strong base for pilots intending to acquire an Instrument Rating. A Night Rating may be taken as a separate item or included as part of the Commercial Pilot License. Students are not required to complete written or flight exams for this rating.

    Admission Requirements:
    1. Age - Applicant must be a Gr. 12 graduate or equivalent, or be a minimum of 19 years of age.
    2. License - Applicant must have a valid Canadian Private Pilot License.
    3. Citizenship - Applicant must be a Canadian citizen, landed immigrant or a person lawfully admitted into Canada for flight training.
    4. Medical - Applicant must hold a valid Transport Canada Category1 or 3 Aviation Medical certificate issued by a Transport Canada approved Aviation Medical Examiner.
    5. Interview - Applicant must have an interview with the Chief Flight Instructor or delegate.
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    Training Requirements – Transport Canada:

    Applicant must satisfy all training criteria as outlined in the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs).

    1. Flight Training: The applicant must acquire a minimum of 20 hours flight time, which includes 10 hour of night flight time (5 hours dual, including 2 hours cross-country and 5 hours solo, including 10 take-offs, circuits and landings), and 10 hours dual instrument time (5 hours may be instrument ground time).
    2. The applicant must also have completed a flight test under the supervision of a Transport Canada Examiner or DFTE within the previous 12 months.


    (Applicable taxes will be added)

    5 hours dual night hours @ $170/hour $850
    5 hours solo night hours @ $125/hour $625
    2.5 hours dual instrument @ $170/hour $425
    2.5 hours simulator @ $65/hour $162.50
    7.5 hours Ground Brief @ $50/hour $375
    Total: $2437.50

    Please note that the above mentioned flight time is the minimum required by Transport Canada. Student skill levels will vary and students may require additional flight hours to obtain the industry standard of proficiency according to Transport Canada.

    Additional Expenses:

    1. Hourly Fuel Surcharge (Set Monthly – Please call for current pricing)
    2. Payable to Transport Canada on date of testing/licensing:
      1. Transport Canada Licensing Fee - $30
      2. Authorized Person - $30

    As the Captain of your own aircraft, we invite you to use this training program in the continual process of education and the pursuit of excellence.

    Integrated Commercial Course

    Prospective Commercial Pilot applicants should consider the Southern Skies Aviation Ltd. 10 month Integrated Commercial Pilot Course to achieve their aviation goals. This 10 month intensive course includes the Private Pilot License, Night Rating, VFR-OTT, Basic Aerobatics, Emergency Maneuver Training, Mountain Performance Courses, Instrument Training, Multi-Engine Rating and an intensive ground school. No prior aviation experience required - credit may be offered for Private Pilot License. Be an employable commercial pilot in 10 months!

    How to Apply

    To apply for any Southern Skies Aviation Ltd. course, please complete this Application Form and send it via email, fax or in person to Southern Skies Aviation Ltd.

    For further information please contact Southern Skies Aviation Ltd. directly.