The Multi-Engine Instrument Rating allows you to operate an aircraft with more than one engine without reference to the horizon. With this rating you can fly in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) and at night. First you will obtain your Multi-Engine Rating followed by your Group One Instrument Rating. Your advanced training will take place initially in our simulator and in our C310 aircraft.

Course Length

Anticipate 3-6 days if full-time.

Group One Instrument Rating Requirements

  • Multi-Engine endorsement;
  • Must have 50 hours cross-country;
  • 40 hours Instrument time of which all time accumulated on PPL, Night Rating and CPL count towards the minimum. 20 hours may be in the simulator;
  • Written exam;
  • Flight test. TC approved Pilot Examiner on staff.

Course Length

Anticipate 2-3 weeks if full-time, 3-4 months if part-time.

Flying Breakdown (Group One Instrument Rating)

 Total Dual C310 & 172S

 Total Dual Redbird

 11 hours

 10 hours

Cost Breakdown (Group One Instrument Rating)

    C172S C310 Redbird
Dual Redbird FMX Simulator 10 hrs     $1,650.00
Dual 172S hours  6 hrs $1,530.00    
Dual 310 hours 5 hrs   $2,395.00  
Solo 310 hours (flight test) 1.5 hrs   $598.50  
Flight Test (TC)* $350.00      
Written Exam (TC)* $35.00      
License Fee (TC)* $30.00      
   Total: $6,203.50  

 *(TC) payable to Transport Canada

RCAF personnel doing license conversions will find that the cost is significantly cheaper as a result of reduced time typically needed to complete rating criteria, due to previous military training and experience. This is dependent on the individual. If desired, MFC will endeavor to do the military-to-civilian conversion in a short time frame (ex: a weekend).

COST SAVINGS: 172S equipped with Garmin 430 GPS; equivalent to our 310. Training in the 172S enables equal training at a slower pace and a lower cost, and is included for 6 hours (this can be substituted with the C310 if preferred). The required IFR cross country can also be completed on the 172S to lower costs if desired. 

Note: It may take some students more time to complete depending on ability or if training flights are not consistently scheduled and flown.