Instrument Rating

Flight School Garmin G5Training for the instrument rating can be arranged in either Garmin G5 glass cockpit 172Sp or a more traditional “steam gauge” C172SP. Our upgraded C172SP offers touch screen GPS display with ADS-B traffic and weather information, as well as a Garmin G5 electronic attitude indicator and the Garmin G5 HSI.

Flight School Garmin GTN650The Garmin GTN65o and GTN750 Gps displays offer touch screen operation and a wealth of data displayed in a easy to read format. Installed overlays include traffic (audible warnings as well) and weather. These devices even offer a simple holding pattern calculator and depict them on the display, then guide you through them including the entry etc.

Our aircraft rental rates range from $135 to $174/hr, instruction is charged at $58-$69/hr.

Syllabus and Books:
We use the Gleim Instrument book package including their online ground school and quizzing software.
Added to this are the FAA publications:
FAA Instrument Flying Handbook
FAA Instrument Procedures Handbook
Risk Management Handbook
All these books are available in print at your favorite online retailer or download them as a PDF from the FAA website directly.

Ground School – Knowledge Test:
We recommend to complete your studying for the knowledge test before you start the flight training.

We use FAA approved devices as well as PC based procedure trainers.

For the instrument rating the requirements are:

Hold at least a private pilot certificate

    • Be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language.
    • Have at least a 3rd class Medical Certificate
    • Receive and log ground training
    • Log at least 50 hours of cross-country time as PILOT IN COMMAND (PIC)
      • At least 10 hours must be in airplanes
    • Log at least 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument time
        • At least 15 hours of instrument flight training from an authorized instructor (CFII)
        • At least 3 hours in preparation for the Practical (flight) Test.
      • 1 cross-country flight under IFR
          • A distance of at least 250 NM along airways or ATC directed route
          • An instrument approach at each airport
        • 3 different kinds of approaches using navigation systems
    • Pass a Knowledge (written) Test
  • Pass a Practical (flight) Test

Call us today at (818) 731 7064 to arrange an appointment.