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



What can I do after my Instrument Rating?

Complex and High Performance Rating

Commercial Certificate

Certified Flying Instructor

Certified Flying Instructor Instruments