Controller Course - Instrument Flight Rules

The Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) course trains students in all aspects of Terminal Control including Non-Radar Control, Radar Arrival Control and Terminal Radar Control.

The following is an outline of the IFR course:

The IFR course capacity is 10 students. Candidates must be Officers.

Education prerequisites and selection criteria shall ne in accordance with individual national requirements. However, strengths in special awareness and multitasking are important for course success and computer literacy is also an asset. Students must possess an excellent proficiency in both written and spoken English.

The IFR course is 90 training days and is run on an as-required basis, with two serials conducted yearly.

On successful completion of the IFR course, students will have acquired the knowledge and skills required to commence training at an operational unit. Canadian students must undergo at least one hundred days of monitored IFR operational training, by a suitably qualified controller in order to achieve the necessary rating for controlling aircraft on their own. Foreign students will normally undergo operational training in their own country; however, requests for operational training in Canada are welcomed and will be priced separately.

The Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Control Operations (CFSACO) is located in Cornwall, Ontario within the Navigation Canada Training Institute (NCTI). The Institute is located mid-way between Montreal and Ottawa, overlooking the St. Lawrence River.

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