To hold a night rating you must already be the holder of a permit or licence. After completing the permit or licence you may then obtain a night rating. The holder of a permit or licence that has been endorsed with a night rating may exercise the privileges of the permit or licence by night.
The minimum Transport Canada requirements to hold the Private Pilot Licence are as follows:
- An applicant for a night rating shall have acquired in aeroplanes a minimum of 20 hours of pilot flight time which shall include a minimum of:
- Successfully completed a qualifying flight under the supervision of a Transport Canada Flight Inspector or a qualified flight instructor.