Instrument Rating Course

For those of you looking to upgrade you pilot certificate with an Instrument Rating we have a new course offering training during off-peak hours in the evening/nights midweek and weekends.

Here is a summary of the benefits:
– evening / night hours are rather perfect in terms of less ground and air traffic. Fewer delays results in getting more work done during your lesson.
– air traffic control is more inclined to grant requests for practice approaches during off-peak hours, saving significant flight time.
– simulated instrument conditions “under the hood” are even more realistic at night.
– traffic to and from the airport on our freeways should generally be lighter in the evening.

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

Let us know if you would like to get started on your instrument rating.