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