Instrument Rating

As an instrument-rated pilot, you will have the ability to fly in weather conditions that are below the minimums for visual flight rules (VFR). An instrument rating increases the utility of small airplane travel and allows you to fly in clouds and low-visibility conditions using only the flight instruments for reference. Enjoy the safety benefits of operating on an IFR flight plan while fully utilizing the air traffic control system.

Instrument Rating Requirements

  • At least 50 hours of cross-country flight time as pilot in command
  • Total of 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument time
  • Written test
  • Flight test
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