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Operate as Pilot in Command in instrument meteorological conditions (weather that is below required flight conditions for visual flight) 

instrument flight training


Holder of at least an FAA Private Pilot License.

Must be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language.
​At least 10 hours flight time in the previous 3 months is strongly recommended.

syllabus (part 61)

    ▪    50 Hours of cross country flight as pilot in command     ▪    40 Hours of actual or simulated instrument time     ▪    15 Hours of instrument flight training from an authorized instructor in the aircraft category for which the instrument rating is sought     ▪    3 Hours of preparation instruction within 60 days prior to the practical exam     ▪    Note: A maximum of 20 hours may be performed in a flight simulator or flight training device with an authorized instructor     ▪    IFR 250 NM cross country flight along airways or ATC-directed routing     ▪    Includes an instrument approach at each airport; and     ▪    Three different kinds of approaches with the use of navigation systems     ▪    Pass FAA written examination     ▪    Pass FAA check ride

per FAR 61.65

In order to provide "real-world" training  for an instrument rating, we plan and fly "real-world" flights with experienced instructors by flying to destinations,  such as Key West, Florida, Charleston, South Carolina or New Orleans, Louisiana.  These trips help prepare the candidate pilot for changing weather, longer distance flights, interaction with various Fixed Base Operations (FBO)s, a potential for actual Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) and help meet the requirements for cross-country time building. For more information about our Instrumentation Certification Click Here.