INSTRUMENT RATING

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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Call to schedule your first flight - (215) 646 0400

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

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS

A private pilot's license is a significant investment. Keep costs down by setting up a prepay account.

Flight club pricing is also available. Learn more here.

 

PREPAY ACCOUNT

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

No commitments.

Pay as you go for ground, simulator, and flight instruction.

CESSNA RATES:

Simulator: $59/hour

Airplane: $150/hour

Instructor: $59/hour

CIRRUS RATES:

Simulator: $90/hour

Airplane: $215-245/hour

Instructor: $95-120/hour

131 N Dupont Highway

New Castle, DE 19720

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