Once you have your Private Pilot License, you can add other ratings:

Night Flying

The Night Rating on a Private Pilot Licence allows the holder to fly during the hours of darkness in visual meteorological conditions under Visual Flight Rules. There is no flight test or written exam. The requirement for this rating are:

  • 10 hours instrument time,
  • 5 hours dual at night (includes a 2 hr cross country trip),
  • 5 hours solo

VFR Over the Top

A VFR Over The Top Rating allows a licenced pilot to fly in Visual Flight Rules over a broken or overcast layer of cloud. There is no flight test or written exam.

*Instrument Flight Rating (IFR)

The minimum requirements for the rating are 40 hours of instrument time and 50 hours of cross-country pilot-in-command time. Of the 40 hours instrument time, a minimum of 5 hours must be on the category of aircraft you wish the rating to cover; e.g., single engine, multi engine or helicopter. The cost of the rating will vary depending on the experience of the student and the aircraft type chosen for the rating.

*Multi-Engine Rating

Students are not required to have a set number of hours to obtain the multi-engine rating. However, a flight test is required and you will be recommended for the flight test based on your level of proficiency.

*Vital Aviation does not currently offer this rating. Please contact our Chief Flight Instructor for more information.