Instrument Rating


Course Description

A pilot requires an Instrument Rating to fly under instrument flight rules (IFR).  Under these conditions the pilot is unable to use external visual references for navigation and flies the aircraft solely based on the instruments in the cockpit. This is also a requirement for employment as a professional pilot and is a prerequisite for the ATPL.

  • Minimum 17 years of age
  • Ability to read, speak, write and understand the English language fluently.
  • Should hold at least a Private Pilot License
  • Pass a computerized aeronautical knowledge test
  • Pass tests (oral and flight) administered by an FAA inspector or another designated examiner

Classroom Instruction: 30 hours

Course Structure

  • Airplane instruments
  • Attitude instrument Flying aerodynamics
  • Navigation Systems
  • Federal regulations
  • Airport and ATC space
  • Holding and instrument approaches
  • Aviation weather
  • Aviation weather services
  • IFR en Route
  • Review
  • Flight test

Flight Training Requirements

Minimum required time is 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument time under CFR 14 Part 16.

Course Structure

  • 20 hours of dual flight instruction including 250 nautical miles cross country
  • 10 hours of solo flight

Course Syllabus

  • Attitude instrument flying
  • Instrument take-off/steep turns/airspeed changes
  • Rate climb and descents/ timed turns / magnetic compass
  • Partial panel flying
  • Attitude instrument flying
  • Basic instrument flight patterns
  • VOR/Vortac Procedures
  • VOR time distance, DME arcs
  • GPS operations
  • Tracking the localizer
  • VOR and GPS holding
  • Localizer holding
  • ILS instrument approach
  • Cross country and emergency procedures
  • Cross country procedures

Duration : 4-6 weeks*

*Subject to flying weather conditions and student’s ability and aptitude

Duration : 30 week
Professors : 1
Students : 10

Learning Outcomes

No forced – drinking from the fire-hose style training. We simply place you in an environment where your own individual capacity to learn is maximized.

The Instrument Rating will expand the flying privileges of your pilot license help you to become a safer, more proficient pilot.

Course Curriculum

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