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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Information and rates on our training program for Instrument Pilot.

How Much Is It?


N123TT is a Cessna 172N for advanced pilots and training that requires a TAA. This plane has a dual Dynon HDX glass panel system, which includes autopilot and flight director functions, as well as typical moving maps, ADS-B out&in, with a WiFi link, VFR and IFR charts, and an Air Conditioner. This plane will meet the TAA requirements instead of needing a complex aircraft for commercial times, and is an excellent IFR training aircraft.





  • 1979 C172N
  • Garmin 430W
  • Dynon HDX dual touch screens with backup
  • Wifi panel connection for flight planning
  • Autopilot
  • ADS-B in and out
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cessna 172N Dynon Checklist
  • $155 per hour (wet rate)


We conduct most Instrument training in our glass panel aircraft, N123TT


2 Links to a number of great aviation resources. The G1000 systems uses a lot of layouts similar to the Dynon system.

Additional External G1000 Resources and Training links:


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