Instrument Rating - Airplane Part 61

Here at Elite Flight Training, we specialize in essential and progressive flight instruction. If you are looking to get your Instrument Rating, we can help! No matter how busy or complicated your itinerary is, Elite can custom tailor an Instrument Rating training program to fit your needs. 

Instrument Rating is the next important step in aviation training. This is a proficient way to increase your training and knowledge. 

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What's Required:
  • Be at least 17 years of age

  • Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language

  • Currently hold a Private Pilot license 

  • Hold a minimum of 50 hours of flight time, 40 hours actual or simulated and 15 hours instrument training   

  • Pass a knowledge test as well as the practical test

Frequently Asked Questions
How long will it take?

The length of time that is required to complete the Instrument course depends largely on your ability,
motivation to learn and your proficiency with the English language. It usually takes about eight weeks to
complete the Instrument course if a reasonable full schedule is maintained.

What will I have to do?
  1. Have a Private Pilot Rating at the minimum with a medical.

  2. Complete ground school or a home study course for your Knowledge test.

  3. Log sufficient flight training.

  4. Pass an FAA written test

  5. Pass an FAA oral and flight test

What are the official Instrument Rating requirements?

Requirements for obtaining your Instrument Rating License are as follow:

 

  • 50 hours minimum cross-country flight time as Pilot-in-command, including:

    • A total of 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument time, including:

      • 15 hours of dual Instrument flight

      • 3 hours in preparation for the flight test

These are the minimum requirements.

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