Instrument Rating


The Group 1 Instrument Rating allows the pilot to fly single and multi engine aeroplanes in Instrument Meteorological Conditions under Instrument Flight Rules. A Group 1 Instrument Rating is required to be hired as a pilot for any commercial air operator approved for IFR flights.


Instrument flying is a serious business. It is demanding. It takes active thinking. When a pilot gets the instrument rating he is authorized to evaluate weather, dispatch the flight, and is then challenged to fly the airplane in the same air traffic control system and weather systems that the two-crew turbine airplanes are using.

As a graduate, you will be able to reliably fly a multi-engine aircraft in instrument conditions. You will gain exposure to the requirements of flying transport category aircraft safely and with precision throughout the full flight envelope and weather conditions, to the competency level required of a First Officer in a multi-crew commercial flight operation.

Over the duration of your instrument training, you can expect to be flying in actual instrument conditions. We feel it is very important that students get real-world experience with flying in, and making decisions about, conditions that can be expected as a career pilot.

Instrument training completed during PPL and CPL training can be added towards the total times needed for the Instrument Rating. A maximum of 20 hours of simulator time may be used for the rating.

This program does not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.

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At Genesis Flight College, we can help residents of Collingwood, Toronto, Barrie, Aurora, Brampton, Caledon, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, and Vaughn, Ontario receive an instrument rating.
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