Accelerated Instrument Rating  in 45 days


With an Instrument Rating, a pilot may fly in instrument conditions, Instrument Flight Rules (IFR), weather below the minimums for Visual Flight Rules (VFR). An Instrument rating is not only for continuing one’s aviation education, but also the unlikely event the unexpected does happen you will be prepared to handle additional flight conditions along your journeys as a pilot. Furthermore, Your Instrument rating improves your flying accuracy and technical abilities as a pilot.


Requirements to obtain an Instrument Rating

  1. Hold at least a Private Pilot Certificate.

  2. Be able to read, write, and converse fluently in English.

  3. Hold a current FAA medical certificate.

  4. Receive and log ground training from an authorized instructor or complete a home-study course


What's included in the Instrument Rating

  • A person who applies for an instrument-airplane rating must have logged:

  • Except as provided in paragraph (g) of this section, 50 hours of cross-country flight time as pilot in command, of which 10 hours must have been in an airplane; and

  • Forty hours of actual or simulated instrument time in the areas of operation listed in paragraph (c) of this section, of which 15 hours must have been received from an authorized instructor who holds an instrument-airplane rating, and the instrument time includes:

  • Three hours of instrument flight training from an authorized instructor in an airplane that is appropriate to the instrument-airplane rating within 2 calendar months before the date of the practical test; and

  • Instrument flight training on cross country flight procedures, including one cross country flight in an airplane with an authorized instructor, that is performed under instrument flight rules, when a flight plan has been filed with an air traffic control facility, and that involves -

  • A flight of 250 nautical miles along airways or by directed routing from an air traffic control facility.

  • An instrument approach at each airport; and three different kinds of approaches with the use of navigation systems.