Instrument Rating

Requirements

 Instrument - Airplane 
To be eligible for an instrument rating a person must:

  • • Hold at least a current private pilot certificate

  • • Be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language

  • • Valid 3rd Class Medical Certificate Required

  • • Minimum 50 hours cross country flight time as pilot in command

    • · 10 hours in airplane
  • • Minimum 40 hours instrument

    • · 15 hours with an authorized instructor

      • · 3 hours within 2 calendar months prior to the date of the practical test

      • · 1 cross country over 250 nautical miles

    • Endorsements and Exams

  • • A current knowledge test

  • • Deficient areas of the knowledge (if any)

  • • Prepared for the practical test

  • • FAA Form 8710-1 endorsement

  • • Additional training if the applicant has failed the test

Instrument Rating Chart

SCHEDULE YOUR TRAINING

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Notes:

  • 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.