DAA operates out of a modern facility constructed in 2015. Located at the Greater Sudbury Airport (CYSB) the building has plenty of office and classroom space and a 21,500 square foot hangar floor. DAA also has its own Approved Maintenance Organization with 5 full-time Aircraft Maintenance Engineers on site.
Becoming a pilot is one of life’s most challenging and rewarding adventures. A career in aviation is an opportunity to get paid to do what you love. Many young boys and girls dream of one day becoming an airline pilot and flying all over the world.
Greater Sudbury is a city of just over 157,000 and serves as the regional capital of Northeastern Ontario. It is just a 4 hour drive north of Toronto. Sudbury is home to two universities – Laurentian University and the University of Sudbury, as well as two colleges – Cambrian College and Collège Boréal. There are plenty of things to do in Sudbury including many great restaurants, nightlife, and outdoor activities.
OverviewThe Night Rating allows you to fly an airplane at night. A night rating can be an add-on to your Private Pilot Licence and is included in your training toward the Commercial Pilot Licence.
SummaryTitle: Night Rating
Prerequisites: Private Pilot Licence
Schedule: Part-Time or Full-Time
Duration: 1 Month (Depends on Student Schedule)
Cost: Approximately $3,050
Advanced StandingApplicants who have partially completed training toward a Night Rating at another flight school may be credited advanced standing in accordance with Transport Canada regulations and at the discretion of the Chief Flight Instructor.
Program of StudyThe Night Rating consists of a minimum of 20 hours flight time, including the following:
- 10 Hours Dual Insturment Time (Max 5 in Simulator)
- 5 Hours Dual Night Time (Including 2 Hours Cross-Country)
- 5 Hours Solo Night Time (Including 10 Takeoffs, Circuits, and Landings)
There is no ground school requirement for the night rating. Your instructor will conduct a one-on-one briefing regading night flying techniques and human factors consideraions.
The times listed above are Transport Canada minimum times required for completing the course. Completion time is based on student skill, therefore prices may increase as more hours are required.
Payment ScheduleDue to the large costs associated with flight training, Discovery Aviation Academy does not expect students to pay tuition fees upfront or in large installments. Discovery Aviation Academy utilizes the "Pay-Per-Lesson" method, where the student settles their invoice after each lesson. Please contact DAA for a full cost breakdown of the Night Rating.
GraduationUpon completion of the course, students will have their licence endorsed with a Night Rating by a Transport Canada Authorized Person.
EnrollmentEnrollment for this program is continuous, meaning students can start flight training toward the Night Rating at any time. That being said, DAA does not generally do night ratings between May-August because of the long daylight hours during those months.
Apply to train with DAA
If you are interested in learning more about DAA or would like to start your training with us please contact us using one of the methods listed below:
Phone: (705) 693-3346
Address: 8555 Aviation Road, Garson, Ontario P3L1V4
At DAA, we are 100% committed to our students’ career progression from the moment they step in the door until they are in an aviation career that they love. We have been doing this with our fire detection pilots for years, working hard to place them into positions with Bearskin Airlines, Air Georgian, Air Canada, and many more.
DAA provides commercial air operator training to new Fire Detection Pilots coming into Discovery Air Fire Services. This training includes a number of different modules such as surface contamination, survival training, controlled flight into terrain (CFIT), line indoctrination, and safety management system (SMS) training.
Discovery flights are for those interested in aviation and want to experience what it’s like to fly an airplane. You will go up with one of our instructors and have the chance to take the controls of the Cessna 172 Skyhawk. A Discovery Flight is the first step to see if you have what it takes to become a pilot.
Discovery Aviation Academy is a flight school based in Sudbury, Ontario. We offer a variety of recreational and career oriented flight training to meet the needs of all aspiring pilots. If you have always wanted to learn how to be a pilot, now is the time to get started! Let us help make your dream a reality.
Dedicated to bridging the gap between graduation and a career, Discovery Aviation Academy has developed the Career Pilot Program. The 2 year full-time program is designed to graduate commercial pilots who have the experience and real-world exposure to make them employable in the Canadian aviation industry.