Night Rating

This licence rating enables a pilot to fly at night with reference to the ground, and with instruments. This rating is essential for commercial pilots, as you will be expected to fly at all hours of day and night.

Ground School

There is no written exam for this rating specified or required by Transport Canada.

Practical training

Canadian Law requires 20 hours experience, of which 5 must be dual instrument flights, 5 dual night flying hours, and 5 hours solo night flight.

Obtaining your Night Rating

There is no flight test for this rating – you are only required to perform the above-mentioned number of hours of training.


This rating allows you to fly at night with visual reference to the ground, and with instruments.

It permits you to take off from an airport at night.

It permits you to approach and land at an airport at night.


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