Instrument Rating

Brief Description

A rating that allows the holder to fly by sole reference to the aircraft’s instruments. Teaches a greater mastery of aircraft control, systems, and instrumentation. Permits flights under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). This rating takes a minimum of 35 to 40 hours.


Our instrument curriculum prepares students for flight into instrument meteorological conditions wherein the limited outside visibility forces pilots to rely on their instruments. Our course gives students the knowledge, skills, and decision-making ability to safely navigate in these conditions.

Course Content

  • Safety
  • Weather Theory and Services
  • Human Factors
  • The ATC System
  • Flight Instruments
  • Navigation Systems
  • Regulations
  • Holds
  • DME Arcs
  • Approaches
  • IFR Cross-Country Planning

Basic Requirements

  • Hold at least a private pilot certificate.
  • Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language.
  • Hold at least a valid third-class medical certificate.
  • Pass a knowledge test as well as the practical test.

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