Instrument Pilot

Fly in the clouds.

To earn your Instrument Rating, you must have at least a Private Pilot Certificate and:

  • 50 Hours of cross country flight time as pilot in command
  • 40 Hours of simulated instrument flight time (10 of which can be in our approved simulator* )
  • 15 hours of instrument training from an authorized instructor
  • 3 hours of flight training in the preceding 2 months before the test
  • 1 Cross Country under IFR of at least 250 nm with a different instrument approach at 3 different airports

* Time allowances for simulated instrument time are currently undergoing additional changes. The part 61 times allowed may soon changed to 20 hours allowed. Part 141 training times allow for a much larger portion to be completed in an approved simulator.


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