VFR Over-the-Top Rating

Go Above the Ceiling

 Privileges of a VFR Over-the-Top Rating

The VFR OTT rating is the benchmark not too far from starting your instrument rating.  With the OTT rating, you may exercise the privileges of your PPL, during daytime hours, above a layer of solid overcast or broken cloud, using your instruments to assist with your navigation as opposed to the ground.

Training Syllabus

In order to obtain your VFR OTT rating, you must complete a total of 15 hours of dual instrument instructional time. 


Once a student has successfully completed the minimum amount of flight time AND has been deemed competent by an authorized person to fly over the top, the VFR OTT rating will be issued.


Any previous instrument training time may be credited towards the requirements of this rating.


Prior to commencing training, students must obtain their Private Pilot License.