This rating adds an unparalleled level of safety by sharpening a pilot’s proficiency and lessening the risks associated with unexpected adverse weather conditions. Instrument-rated pilots can fly and navigate in IFR weather conditions using just the instruments inside of an aircraft.
An Instrument Rating further refines your navigational and safety skills. Instrument-rated pilots can fly and navigate in IFR weather conditions using just the instruments inside of an aircraft.
17 years of age
Private Pilot license
Jeppesen Training System
Training videos are provided
Deluxe Jeppesen 141 Kit
Additional Ground Training
Operate as Pilot in Command in instrument meteorological conditions (weather that is below required flight conditions for visual flight).
50 Hours of cross country flight as pilot in command
40 Hours of actual or simulated instrument time
15 Hours of instrument flight training from an authorized instructor in the aircraft category for which the instrument rating is sought
3 Hours of preparation instruction within 60 days prior to the practical exam
Note: A maximum of 20 hours may be performed in a flight simulator or flight training device with an authorized instructor
IFR 250 NM cross country flight along airways or ATC-directed routing
Includes an instrument approach at each airport; and
Three different kinds of approaches with the use of navigation systems
Pass FAA written examination
Pass FAA check ride