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 Training at PSA in a Cessna 172

  • Maximizes flight simulator (AATD PFC CRX MAX)
    • Cost effective
    • Excellent training environment
  • PSA created IFR syllabus, custom guides and oral exam guide
  • Training in GPS navigation/approaches in both SIM and aircraft
  • Accelerated and Non-accelerated rates available

 

Accelerated Training In a Cessna 172 (40 Hours)

Training Device

Hours

Total

Sim

20 @ $150/hr

$3,000

Dual

20 @ $240/hr

$4,800

Ground

15 @ $80/hr

$1,200

Pilot Supplies

$200

Knowledge Test

$150

Checkride

$750

Total

$10,100

Non-Accelerated Training In a Cessna 172 (40 Hours)

Training Device

Hours

Total

Sim

20 @ $165/hr

$3,300

Dual

30 @ $250/hr

$7,500

Ground

15 @ $80/hr

$1,200

Pilot Supplies

$200

Knowledge Test

$150

Checkride

$750

Total

$13,100

 

Training Rates

Flight Simulator AATD PFC CRX MAX: $75/hr Accelerated / $90/hr Non-accelerated

Cessna 172SP:$165/hr Accelerated / $175/hr Non-accelerated

Instructor: $80/hr

 

 

 

Instrument Training at PSA in a Cessna 15

  • Maximizes flight simulator (AATD PFC CRX MAX)
    • Cost effective
    • Excellent training environment
  • PSA created IFR syllabus, custom guides and oral exam guide
  • Accelerated and Non-accelerated rates available

 

Accelerated Training In a Cessna 152 (40 Hours)

Training Device

Hours

Total

Sim

20 @ $150/hr

$3,000

Dual

20 @ $190/hr

$3,800

Ground

15 @ $80/hr

$1,200

Pilot Supplies

$200

Knowledge Test

$150

Checkride

$750

Total

$10,000

Non-Accelerated Training In a Cessna 152 (40 Hours)

Training Device

Hours

Total

Sim

20 @ $165/hr

$3,300

Dual

20 @ $200/hr

$4,000

Ground

15 @ $80/hr

$1,200

Pilot Supplies

$200

Knowledge Test

$150

Checkride

$750

Total

$9,600

 

Training Rates

Flight Simulator AATD PFC CRX MAX: $75/hr Accelerated / $90/hr Non-accelerated

Cessna 152SP:$115/hr Accelerated / $125/hr Non-accelerated

Instructor: $80/hr

What can I do after my Instrument Rating?

Complex and High Performance Rating

Commercial Certificate

Certified Flying Instructor

Certified Flying Instructor Instruments