Instrument Rating Course PDF Print E-mail

Estimated Cost - $12,202.42

The above listed estimated cost is based on FAA minimum requirements. It includes all pilot supplies, books, charts, examiner fees, taxes and airport fees.

This 60 day course provides a means of training pilots to cope with flying in restricted visibility. The pilot is taught to trust what is seen on the instruments.

Ground Training

The initial ground training utilizes an on-line ground school to prepare the student for the Instrument Rating written test. The ground segment also includes 15 hours of one on one ground instruction with an instructor. The primary objective of ground training is to provide students knowledge and understanding of the following subjects.

Attitude Flying, Communications, Radio Navigation Aids, Charts, Procedures, Holding, Approaches, Meteorology, Task prioritization, CRM, Aero medical Factors, and the IFR System.


Flight Training

A Cessna 172P equipped with a Garmin 430 is utilized for all dual instruction.  The student must successfully complete all flight training maneuvers outlined in the FAA practical test standards before the final evaluation for the Instrument Airplane Certificate.

Air Traffic Control Clearances and Procedures, Flight by Reference to Instruments, Navigation Systems, Instrument Approach Procedures, and Emergency Operations.

Flight training includes 41.5 hours of dual instruction, 25 hours of solo flight time (Cessna 152) and 2 hours for the practical exam (checkride).

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