VFR Over The Top rating


Insignia College offers VFR Over the Top Rating training program in Delta, BC. The beauty of flying above the clouds is surreal to experience, yet this rating has real practical benefits too like allowing you to fly over poor weather rather than through it when visual reference to the ground is unavailable. VFR OTT program is included in the privileges for a Commercial License.

Training Overview of VFR Over the Top Rating Program

The VFR OTT program is separated into two related paths: ground training and flight training. Ground training consists of a knowledge and understanding of all pertinent air regulations, airspace, weather, instrument flying techniques, and the use of radio nav aids. ADF, VOR, and GPS will be covered. Although there is no flight test or written exam candidates must meet the skill requirements. A pilot who holds a Commercial License or Instrument Rating can receive VFR OTT privileges automatically.

Admission Requirements for VFR Over the Top Rating Program


Applicant must be a minimum of 17 years of age.

Medical Fitness

Category 1 or 3 medical are the minimum requirements for Night Rating endorsement.
All pilots are required to have a Medical Certificate. Students seeking careers as Commercial Pilots should obtain a Category 1 Medical Certificate.


The candidate must hold a valid Private Pilot License.

Flight Training

Flight Training – Dual

A minimum of 15 hours instrument training. Instrument hours from the Private Pilot License and Night Rating may be included in which five (5) hours may be instrument ground time; and

Reach the level of knowledge and skill specified in the Flight Instructor Guide – VFR Over-The-Top.

Program Cost for VFR Over the Top Rating Program

Flight Training
10 Hours * $265/hr
Administration Fee
10 Hours * $265/hr
Includes Aircraft Rental and Fuel Surcharges
Total Cost

Current Fuel Surcharge

Fuel Surcharge Cessna
Piper Seneca:
Fuel Surcharge Seneca

Note: Fuel surcharges will apply on top of these hourly rates. Taxes are applied where applicable. Tuition fee is same for domestic and international students.

Flight Training cost is based on Transport Canada Minimum on the Cessna 172 Skyhawk Plane. If any student exceeds these requirements due to their performance, the student will pay extra for any additional training. Any additional training will be charged at the same hourly rates as mentioned above. Pricing is subject to change.

Duration of VFR Over the Top Rating Program

Training is at the student’s pace and convenience and can start any time. When possible, some training will be scheduled under actual conditions. The VFR Over the Top Rating Program will take 4 weeks to finish the endorsement full time and 16 weeks if part time.


Private Pilot License

The candidate must hold a valid Private Pilot License.

Skill requirements

There is no flight test or written exam are required. Candidates must meet the skill requirements and Complete a qualifying flight by demonstrating the level of skill specified in the Flight Instructor Guide.


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Disclaimer: This program does not require approval by Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. As such, PTIB did not review this program.

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