Instrument Rating

Open up new possibilities by obtaining your instrument pilot rating! Not only is it safer and highly recommended to be able to operate an aircraft under instrument flight rules ( IFR ) you will also be better qualified when taking to the sky.

Here are the requirements to obtain your instrument pilot rating:
  • Hold at least a current private pilot certificate.
  • Pass FAA Knowledge test
  • Pass an oral exam and practical test (check ride) with a FAA Examiner
  • Current US Passport, or Birth Certificate & Government Issued ID
  • Third class medical certificate or better
  • You must have logged at least 50 hours of cross-country flight time as pilot in command
  • You must log 40 hours actual or simulated instrument conditions including 15 hours with an instructor
  • 250 nautical mile cross-country on an IFR flight plan with 3 different instrument approaches
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