Open a new door to your aviation adventure with an instrument rating. This rating allows you to fly through the clouds and to take flight on days where most are grounded. Instrument training not only helps create a safer pilot but a more knowledgeable pilot at well.
-Hold a Private Pilots License or higher.
-Have 50 hours of cross country flight time
-Have 40 hours of simulated or actual instrument flight
-Receive 15 hours of instruction from an authorized instructor
-Pass FAA required exams
-Be Able to read, speak, and understand English.
*Some hours in your private pilot course count toward your instrument hours*
- A full list of requirements can be found under FAR Part 61
We typically train for the Instrument rating in our Cessna 172 aircraft. We also have a Cessna 150 that is fully equipped for IFR training and flight for cost savings
Q: What are the Flight Experience Requirements?
A: You must log:
a. Three hours of instrument flight training from an authorized instructor in an airplane that is appropriate to the instrument-airplane rating within 2 calendar months before the date of the practical test
b. Instrument flight training on cross country flight procedures, including one cross country flight in an airplane with an authorized instructor, that is performed under instrument flight rules, when a flight plan has been filed with an air traffic control facility, and that involves-
i. A flight of 250 nautical miles along airways or by directed routing from an air traffic control facility
ii. An instrument approach at each airport
iii. Three different kinds of approaches with the use of navigation systems.
Completion time varies based on how often you train, how quickly you learn, how well you study at home, etc. We recommend you schedule at least one session per week, with two or three being more ideal for making steady progress and completing the program in fewer hours.
Q: What does it take to be eligible for a instrument rating?
A: To be eligible for an instrument rating (airplane), you must:
You must receive and log ground training from an authorized instructor or accomplish a home-study course on the following aeronautical knowledge areas:
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