VFR Over the Top Rating
To hold a VFR over the top rating you must already be the holder of a private pilot license. After completing the private pilot license you may then obtain a VFR over the top rating. The holder of a private pilot license that has been endorsed with a VFR over the top rating may exercise the privileges of the private pilot license in VFR over the top flight, which means during the day in the cruise portion of flight the aircraft can be operated with visual reference to a layer of cloud instead of the ground when certain meteorological conditions are met.
The minimum Transport Canada requirements to hold the VFR over the top rating are as follows:
- An applicant for a VFR OTT rating shall acquire a standard of knowledge in accordance with the Flight Instructor Standard – VFR OTT.
- An applicant for a VFR OTT rating purpose loan shall complete a minimum of 15 hours dual instrument time of which a maximum of 5 hours may be instrument ground time. Training shall be in accordance with the Flight Instructor Standard – VFR OTT.
- An applicant for a VFR OTT rating shall have reached the level of purchase cialis skill specified in the Flight Instructor Standard – VFR OTT.