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If inclement weather is getting in your way of flying, then the next step is to begin training to achieve the Instrument Rating. Achieving the Instrument Rating will take your skills to a completely different level that requires
flying with extreme precision while relying exclusively on your onboard equipment for control and navigation. Not surprisingly, most pilots will choose to obtain the Instrument Rating simply to become better, safer, and more well-rounded
While an Instrument Rating is not required to become a Commercial Pilot, it is highly recommended.
Training will consist of both classroom sessions on the ground as well as sessions both in the flight simulator and in the aircraft. All flights will be training flights with an instructor on board. Upon completion of the training
you will take a license exam.
What do you need to earn an Instrument Rating?
-Private Pilot License
-40 hours of flight training in actual or simulated instrument conditions.
-50 flight hours of cross-country flight while acting as Pilot In Command (PIC)
-FAA Medical Certificate
-FAA Written Exam
-FAA Flight Exam