INSTRUMENT RATING

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.

Requirements:

17 years of age

Private Pilot license

Ground School:

Jeppesen Training System

Training videos are provided

Deluxe Jeppesen 141 Kit

Additional Ground Training

Privileges

Operate as Pilot in Command in instrument meteorological conditions (weather that is below required flight conditions for visual flight).

Requirements

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