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Possible funding to those who qualify*

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  • This rating permits the holder of a commercial pilot’s license to begin giving pilot training. Lachute Aviation is one of the few enterprises in the region able to offer this training, thanks to our two highly experienced class 1 instructors. The instructor rating is further subdivided into 4 classifications, “class 4” through “class 1” from lowest to highest, respectively. The new instructor begins at class 4, and can ascend through to class 3 when sufficient training hours are obtained, and when 3 of his/her students pass their exams. Class 2, and eventually class 1 can be obtained after meeting a minimum number of hours, and passing Transport Canada exams.

    Ground School

    There is at least 25 hours worth of ground school involved in the training. This includes details on the theory of flight, as well as learning how to teach students in the theory of flight. This ground school component is taught by a class 1 instructor.

    Practical training

    During the required minimum 30 hours of flying, apprentice teachers will expand their flight skills, as well as learn to pilot and teach simultaneously.

    To be more Specific…

    Becoming an instructor is not a departure from a piloting career path; in fact, it’s a great way to increase the hours required to impress an airline into hiring you, while getting paid for it! Training hours count towards ‘flight experience’, so what better way could there be to rack them up?


    You need to already possess a valid Canadian Commercial Pilot’s license.


    The Instructor rating permits you to give courses on how to pilot an aircraft, and is a rapid way to build up PIC hours.

Lachute Aviation

Flight School

In a field as competitive as aviation, choosing the best flying school can prove to be difficult; especially given the wide range of financial and professional consequences. Lachute Aviation offers a personal, individual touch, yet also the professional quality of a world class team.

*All student funding, whether made available privately or through various government branches, is only approved to those who qualify, by the original source of funding. There are many criteria that each candidate must meet to be approved. Schools can only inform you of what may be available.