Instrument Rating

Instrument Rating

About the Program

Earning your Instrument Rating is the next logical step after earning your Private Pilot License. The rating is supplementary to the Private Pilot and Commercial Rating. It qualifies the pilot to fly under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). Having this capability affords new opportunities personally and professionally

Flying with an Instrument Rating (IR) expands the flight territory in which a pilot can safely operate. You will learn how to safely fly in inclement weather and be licensed to do so. This is unlike the PPL, which operates under Visual Flight Rules (VFR).


  • Hold at least a Private Pilot Certificate


  • Minimum of 15 hours of instruction from a CFII
  • Minimum 50 hours cross country as Pilot in Command
  • Written, Oral and Practical Exam
  • Minimum Combined 40 Hours of Flight and Simulated Training
    (Up to 40% of total flight training hours requirement can be in our Advanced Aviation Training Device – a Redbird FMX Full Motion Simulator)

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