Instrument Pilot

An Instrument Rating opens the door to many more flying days.

Your instrument rating is essential to expanding your aviation knowledge. It is also required if you wish to fly in weather other than visual conditions.

Building on your knowledge of aircraft flight instruments, you will learn how to effectively use them to fly safely in IMC.

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Course Syllabus

  • Instrument Pilot Qualifications
    • Instrument Certificate Requirements
    • Privileges and Limitation
    • Instrument Currency
    • Aircraft Equipment
  • Weather
    • Thunderstorms
    • Windshear
    • Icing
  • Navigation Systems
    • GPS
    • ILS
    • VOR
    • DME
  • Aircraft Systems
    • Pitot-Static
    • Airspeed Indicator
    • Altimeter 
    • Vertical Speed Indicator
    • Vacuum/Gyroscopic
    • Attitude Indicator
    • Directional Gyro
    • Turn Coordinator
    • Anti-ice
  • Flight by Reference to Instruments
    • Instrument Scan Techniques
    • Recovery From Unusual Attitudes
    • DME Arcs
  • Departure Procedures
    • IFR Departure Clearances
    • Instrument Flight Deck Check
    • Departure Procedures
    • Alternate Airport Requirements
  • En route Procedures
    • Holding
    • Reroutes
    • Inflight Weather
    • Lost Communications
  • Arrival/Approach Procedures 
    • Standard Terminal Arrival Route (STAR)
    • Approach Briefings
    • Precision Approach
    • Non-Precision Approach
    • Visual Approach
  • Final Thoughts

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Requirements

  • Private pilot certificate
  • Be able to read, write, and understand English
  • 50 total hours of cross-country flight time
  • 40 total hours of instrument time (Simulated or Actual)
  • 15 hours of instrument flight training
  • Pass the FAA knowledge test and practical test

Syllabus

We use a structured syllabus developed in accordance with FAA regulations and other top-tier universities. You can download a copy by clicking the link below.

Cost

The average cost to obtain your Instrument Certificate is $8,000- $12,000. This includes aircraft rental, instructor time, and checkride fees.

Regularly scheduled students can expect to complete the course in three to six months

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