Instrument Rating

You hold a Private Pilot license but find yourself grounded on days that bring low ceilings and visibility. Or perhaps the concern for changing weather patterns deters you from making long-distance or long-term trips. 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, some choose to obtain the Instrument Rating simply to become better, safer, and more well- rounded VFR pilots.

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.

The flight training may be conducted in our Piper Warrior II, Piper Warrior III, or Piper Archer III.

What Can You Do With An Instrument Rating?

An Instrument Rating allows an already licensed Private Pilot to operate an aircraft (own or rent) for pleasure or utility during periods when the weather is below VFR minimums.

Minimum Requirements To Obtain An Instrument Rating:

        1.) Private Pilot License

        2.) 40 hours of flight training in actual or simulated instrument conditions.

        4.) 50 flight hours of cross-country flight while acting as Pilot In Command (PIC)

        7.) FAA Medical Certificate

        8.) FAA Written Exam

        9.) FAA Flight Exam

Keep in mind that the above are the minimum requirements set forth by the FAA. Multiple factors will determine the actual number of hours necessary to complete the training.