Canada (Canadian Aviation College) About the Night Rating Program


The Night Rating (NR) program trains a licenced pilot to obtain the Transport Canada Night Rating endorsement; which is required to legally fly at night. The night rating is part of the CPL training program but is also suitable for PPL holders who do not intend to be commercial pilots.

The Night Rating Program is designed to adhere to Transport Canada’s required flight time, and instrument time.

5 hours a dual night (2-hour cross country); 5 hours a solo night (10 take-offs and landings); 10 hours instrument time.

Students will learn the fundamentals of the theory and the skills to operate an aircraft in a safe manner at night.

Completion of this course results in a competent, skilled, and knowledgeable pilot who can safely act as PIC of an aircraft during the night


  • Canadian PPL Licence

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course the successful student will / have to demonstrate(d):

  • The knowledge required to plan and execute flights at night

  • The environmental and physiological factors associated with flying at night

  • The skills to operate an aircraft at night, including effective instrument flying skills, and landing in low vis/night conditions with and without a landing light.

Required Course Materials

  • Flight training workbooks with lesson plans; VNC and VTA maps;

  • Canadian Flight Supplement;

Course Duration

Up to 2 Months

Delivery Method

Aircraft / Briefing Room / and Flight Training Device (FTD)

Teaching Methods

One-on-one Instructor-Student in the aircraft / Briefing Room / and Flight Training Device (FTD).

Fees and Hours

Tuition Fee


Other Fees


  • Costs include taxes

  • This is an estimated cost only. The actual cost is based on student performance

  • Costs are estimates based on Transport Canada minimum flight requirements and school program estimates

  • *This cost includes a maximum number of instructional hours as listed above. Canadian Aviation College has the right to charge the student the hourly rate for both flight and instructional time beyond this limit.

Disclaimer: This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.