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Night Rating


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:
    • 10 hours of night flight time including a minimum of:
      • 5 hours dual flight time, including 2 hours of cross-country flight time;
      • 5 hours solo flight time, including 10 takeoffs, circuits and landings.
    • 10 hours dual instrument time.


  • Successfully completed a qualifying flight under the supervision of a Transport Canada Flight Inspector or a qualified flight instructor.