Flight Instructor Rating

The completion of the Class 4 Instructor Rating could be the beginning of your aviation career! If you are passionate about teaching, learning and would like to pass on your aviation knowledge an Instructor Rating could be for you!

Montair’s instructor rating program has been reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. Our training goes above the minimum requirements and truly prepares you for the world of flight instruction – providing the skills and confidence you need to teach other people how to fly.

Admission Requirements
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Valid Canadian CPL
  • Valid Category 1 Aviation Medical
  • CFI approval through an interview process
Estimated Cost
TrainingHoursPer Hour RateTotal*
Ground Instruction25$79$1,975
Hours Dual Flight Instruction25$268$6,700
Hours Simulator Instruction5$264$1,320
Supplies**----As required
Flight Test Fee----$200
TC Licensing Fee----$30
Written Exam Fee----$35
TOTAL ESTIMATE*----$10,260
*Taxes not Included.
**A variety of supplies including supplementary reading textbooks, notebooks and equipment may be purchased by the candidate but are optional based on personal preferences.

The above estimate is based on Transport Canada minimum requirements utilizing a Cessna 172S aircraft. From our experience, our policy is that candidates should expect to require a minimum of 50 hours of ground instruction to be able to successfully pass the Transport Canada flight test and to be a proficient and effective instructor. The instructor rating requires extensive study and preparation time and if the candidate does not commit to these then total costs to complete the training will increase.

Rates include the premium for a Class One instructor, are stated in Canadian dollars and are subject to change without prior notice. Taxes are not included.

This program may lead to the endorsement of a rating on a Commercial Pilot Licence. Careers as a Commercial Pilot are regulated by Transport Canada.


Please email admissions@montairaviation.com to start the application process or if you have any questions about the program.