The 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.


Title:   Night Rating
Prerequisites:   Private Pilot Licence
Schedule:   Part-Time or Full-Time
Intake:   Continuous
Duration:   1 Month (Depends on Student Schedule)
Cost:   Approximately $3,050

Advanced Standing

Applicants 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 Study

The 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 Schedule

Due 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.


Upon completion of the course, students will have their licence endorsed with a Night Rating by a Transport Canada Authorized Person.


Enrollment 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
E-mail: info@flydaa.ca
Address: 8555 Aviation Road, Garson, Ontario P3L1V4