Instrument Rating


As an Instrument Pilot you will have more freedom and privileges including:

•Fly into the clouds
•Fly commercially beyond 50 nautical miles from the point of departure (must be coupled with a commercial license)
•Not worrying about the weather ruining your flight plans



  • FAA Minimum flight time is 50 hours before testing ($8,145 for FAA minimum time).

  • Average cost is with current fuel prices.

  • Most students require 50-60 hours of flight time before their flight test.

  • The majority of ground training can be accomplished at home doing a self study program (accounted for in books and supplies estimate).

  • An average flight lesson consists of a pre-flight briefing, about 1 hour, and a post-flight debriefing, about 2 hours long costing of approximately $180.00.