The VFR Over-The-Top Rating is designed for private pilots who want the ability to fly in more challenging weather situations. This training is included in the Commercial Pilot Licence program.


Title:   VFR Over-The-Top Rating
Prerequisites:   Private Pilot Licence
Schedule:   Part-Time
Intake:   Continuous
Duration:   1 Month (Depends on Student Schedule)
Cost:   Approximately $2,500

Advanced Standing

Applicants who have partially completed training toward a VFR Over-The-Top 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 VFR Over-The-Top Rating consists of a minimum of 15 hours dual instrument flight instruction. It may include up to a maximum of 5 hours of instrument groud time.

There is no ground school requirement for the VFR Over-The-Top Rating. Your instructor will conduct a one-on-one briefing regading instrument 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.


Upon completion of the course, students will have their licence endorsed with a VFR Over-The-Top Rating by a Transport Canada Authorized Person.


Enrollment for this program is continuous, meaning students can start flight training toward the Over-The-Top Rating at any time.

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