When it’s time to take the next step in your flying pursuits, obtaining your Instrument Rating will open up a new world of possibilities. In addition to improving your flying skills, you will become a safer, more aware pilot as you gain valuable knowledge about weather and the air traffic control environment.
This course is comprised of three stages of training:
- Stage 1: focuses on basic attitude instrument flying and establishes a strong foundation of knowledge and habit patterns necessary for progression to the next stage.
- Stage 2: is designed to use the skills acquired in Stage 1 and apply them to instrument approach procedures and more complex air traffic control environments.
- Stage 3: applies the knowledge and flight skills obtained in Stage 1 and 2 for “crosscountry” flight and preparation for the end of course exam. Stage 3 culminates in an oral and flight examination that, upon successful completion, results in the issuance of an Instrument Rating that will be added to your Private Pilot Certificate.
You can enroll for an Instrument Rating-multi engine course only under a Part 61 regulation.
Course completion requirements
Must hold at-least a current private pilot certificate with a multi-engine land rating; must have logged at least 50 hours of cross country time as pilot-in-command, and 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument time, of which 15 hours must be with an authorized instructor. For a complete list of regulatory requirements, please see GACAR/FAR 61.65.