The Instrument Pilot Rating opens the door to the world of IMC – Instrument Meteorological Conditions – or ‘flying in the clouds’. The Instrument Rating will hone your flying skills to a new level while teaching you advanced navigation techniques that allow you to fly anywhere in the country in many types of weather conditions.

The minimum FAA requirements are as follows:

50 Hours of Cross Country Time, and
40 Hours of Dual Instrument Training to include:

  • 15 hours of instrument flight instruction
  • One 250 nautical mile simulated instrument cross country with 3 different instrument approaches at 3 airports
  • 3 hours in preparation of flight test

 

Instrument Rating in a Cessna 172S

The aircraft and instructor pricing:

Cessna 172   $160
Cessna 152   $110
Instructor   $70
Sim   $80
Cessna 182 TRG $190
           
Cross Country Requirement        
35 CE 172S Solo $160.00 $5,600.00          
                 
Instrument Rating – Minimum Time (40 hours)   Instrument Rating – Regular Time (50 hours)
20 SIM $150.00 $3,000.00   20 SIM $150.00 $3,000.00
20 CE 172S Dual $230.00 $4,600.00   30 CE 172S Dual $230.00 $6,900.00
15 Ground $70.00 $1,050.00   20 Ground $70.00 $1,400.00
  Pilot Supplies $200.00     Pilot Supplies $200.00
  Knowledge Test $150.00     Knowledge Test $150.00
  Final Exam   $750.00     Final Exam   $750.00
      $9,750.00         $12,400.00
Instrument Rating in a Cessna 152

The aircraft and instructor pricing:

Cessna 172   $160
Cessna 152   $110
Instructor   $70
Sim   $80
Cessna 182 TRG $190
Cross Country Requirement          
35 CE 152S Solo  $110.00  $3,850.00          
                 
Instrument Rating Minimum Time (40 hours)   Instrument Rating – Regular Time (50 hours)
20 SIM  $150.00  $3,000.00   20 SIM  $150.00  $3,000.00
20 CE 152S Dual  $180.00  $3,600.00   30 CE 152S Dual  $180.00  $5,400.00
15 Ground  $70.00  $1,050.00   20 Ground  $70.00  $1,400.00
  Pilot Supplies  $200.00     Pilot Supplies  $200.00
  Knowledge Test  $150.00     Knowledge Test  $150.00
  Final Exam  $750.00     Final Exam  $750.00
       $8,750.00          $10,900.00

What can I do after my Instrument Rating?

Complex and High Performance Rating

Commercial Certificate

Certified Flying Instructor

Certified Flying Instructor Instruments