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.

Simulators:
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.