This rating is by far the most interesting in the sense that it is different from any training you have experienced so far. This course will develop your interpersonal and communication abilities as well as introducing you to in-depth training procedures and means of transferring knowledge. This is possibly the most rewarding type of flying a pilot can do... teach others to reach their dream of flying.
All of the training for the Instructor Rating is done one-on-one. 30 hours of dual flight training is required by Transport Canada with a minimum of 25 hours of ground training. However, most need closer to 40 hours of ground training in order to accomplish the objectives and pass the flight test. The course is approximately 3 to 4 months long with much of your personal time required. Course content includes lesson plan preparation, instructional techniques, methods of teaching, in-flight instruction, studying personality types and communication skills.