Instrument Rating

The Instrument Flight Rating (IFR) is your second step in aviation. The ability to fly at night or in poor weather opens many opportunities for longer and more varied flights. The knowledge gained from being able to fly an aircraft solely with instruments adds confidence and ability to your growing experience. This course will make you a strong and more confident pilot.

Why should I get an instrument rating?

You already know how to fly, but that is just the beginning. If you are looking forward to a career in aviation instrument flying is how the pros do it. When you are in an airbus at 35,000 there are no visual references making VFR flight impossible. Enroute flight and instrument approaches is how you safely get from point A-B and land on the numbers. For hobbyist the added safety and confidence of being able to get through that unexpected weather or schedule slip that has you flying at night is priceless.

How long will it take to get my Instrument Rating?
Our students usually accomplish the full program within a month when dedicating themselves full-time. When you reach Instrument training students already know how to fly. It is just more technical. This leads to less additional training and more on time completions. Taking advantage of our Frasca Mentor simulator also minimizes weather delays

 

The Instrument Rating course can be completed Part by meeting the following criteria:

  • Pass the Instrument Rating Examination (IRA) with a 70% or higher
  • 20 hrs of in-aircraft training
  • Analog or G1000 optional $1000+
  • 20 hrs of FTD, Frasca or Redbird
  • 2hrs for Checkride
The Instrument Rating course can be completed Part 141 by meeting the following criteria:

  • Pass the Instrument Rating Examination (IRA) with a 70% or higher
  • 33.5 Simulated Hood hrs of
  • Analog or G1000 optional $1500+
  • 30 hrs of FTD, Frasca or Redbird
  • 2hrs for Checkride
  • Students must have 18 years of Age
  • Be Able to Read, Write, and Speak English at ICAO level 4 standards
  • Hold a 1st, 2nd , or 3rd Class FAA Medical (After US Arrival)
  • International Students will need an M-1 Student Visa & TSA clearance
  • Part 61 IFR Rating is an estimated $7560

This includes all courses, materials, flight time, and fuel. Written and Practical Exams are not included. Final amount varies based on the individual and enviroment.

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