50 hours of logged PIC XC time
40 hours of instrument training
Read, speak, and understand English
Pass 3 FAA exams: written, oral, flight
INSTRUMENT RATING REQUIREMENTS
Never let an airplane take you somewhere
your brain didn't get to five minutes earlier.
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THE INSTRUMENT RATING
If you’re a non-instrument rated pilot, you have undoubtedly experienced the frustration of canceling flights due to low ceilings or poor visibility. Yet you know that just above that shallow low overcast lie clear blue skies and great flying weather! All you need is your Instrument rating. With the skills you’ll develop in instrument training, you’ll be able to control your airplane and navigate all the way to your destination without outside visual references, solely by reference to the flight instruments. The Instrument rating will open up many more opportunities for you to fly without being grounded by weather. And in the process, you’ll become a more accurate and more proficient–and thus safer–pilot, even when the weather is VFR.
Instrument training with flyADVANCED is carefully designed to be respective of both time and budget.
To get your instrument rating, you’ll need to ultimately pass 3 tests: an FAA written exam, an oral exam, and a practical flight test. Through a combination of simulator, flight, and ground lessons, your instructor will ensure that you’re prepared to pass these tests and, more importantly, that you have a level of skill and knowledge that will ensure your safety and competence as a newly rated instrument pilot. Your training at flyADVANCED is custom tailored by you and your instructor to fit your own schedule. A typical flight lesson lasts for 2-3 hours, and it includes a pre-flight briefing with an instructor, a simulator or flight lesson, and a post-flight debriefing. You can complete your training in as little as 3 months, and your training will incorporate 3 phases.
PHASE 1 - FUNDAMENTALS AND PROCEDURES
During this phase of your training, you will develop a strong instrument scan to ensure positive aircraft control and learn about instrument departure, approach, holding, and arrival procedures .
PHASE 2 - IFR FLIGHT PLANNING AND CROSS-COUNTRY TRAINING
Now that you've got a handle on the basics, you'll delve into real-world IFR flying - planning, filing, and executing IFR flight plans. You'll learn more about aviation weather (resources, forecasting, deviations, etc.) and practice abnormal and emergency operations.
PHASE 3 - CHECKRIDE PREP
During the final phase of your training, you will fine tune what you have previously learned to ensure you meet the FAA Instrument Rating airmen certification standards. When your instructor deems you ready for the exam, you will be recommended for your checkride.
Your training will be performed at your own pace, depending on your availability and your motivation to earn your license. The more frequently you come in for lessons, the more you'll retain between flights, and the more you retain, the more quickly you'll progress.
This is critical to saving you both time and money.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
You give us money. We give you money.
Receive an additional 1% credit for every $1K you put on an account with us (up to 10%). Then pay per lesson from your account.
$5K + 5% credit = $5250
$10K + 10% credit = $11000
PAY PER LESSON
Pay as you go for ground, simulator, and flight instruction.