VFR-over-the-top Rating

The VFR-over-the-top rating – one of the ratings some pilots complete after achieving their Private Pilot Licence.

A VFR-over-the-top rating allows you to:

  • Operate aeroplanes endorsed on their licence over top of cloud while maintaining visual reference to the horizon.
  • Conditions at the point of departure and arrival must adhere to certain VFR weather minimums.


  • Valid Private Pilot Licence
  • Valid Category 1 or 3 Medical Certificate

Training Requirements:

To achieve your vfr-over-the-top rating you must have completed a minimum of:

  • 15 hours of dual instrument time of which a maximum of five hours may be instrument ground time
  • demonstrate to your instructor the level of skill specified in the Flight Instructor Guide – VFR OTT.

VFR Over The Top Costs


TC Flight Instructor Guide – VFR OTT.

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