Rating - Build your confidence!
Not every pilot needs an instrument
rating, but it will give you the confidence to make a journey when
the weather is less than perfect. You will have the skills necessary
to make it safely to your destination if conditions worsen.
Just like all of our programs, we have
developed a highly structured flight training syllabus to help you
master the intricacies of instrument flying. Our training program
operates under FAA Part 61. Depending each student's level of experience,
we make an effort not only to teach instrument skills, but also
to introduce Crew Resource Management (CRM) Training and concepts.
The cost of adding an Instrument Airplane rating to your Private
Pilot Certificate will depend greatly on the amount of experience
For advanced training (anything after your private pilot certificate),
we charge an extra $10/hr for both the aircraft and instructor over
our posted rates for primary instruction.
The majority of new Private Pilots typically have around 5 hours
of Pilot In Command (PIC) cross-country time and just over 3 hours
of simulated instrument time.
The FAA requires at least of 50 hours PIC cross-country time and
40 hours of instrument time to be eligible for an instrument rating.
Our training syllabus is designed to help you reach both these time
requirements, so that you will have the FAA requirements as efficiently
Please call so that we can discuss
your individual experience, and more accurately estimate how much
it may cost you to complete an instrument rating.