This is a program to allow a pilot to be able to navigate legally and safely thru the clouds when traveling to your next destination. We suggest that all of our students fly in the clouds during the training to be able to actually experience what flying in the clouds actually feels like. This is weather permitting of course
- Hold at least a current private pilot certificate or be concurrently applying for a private pilot certificate with an airplane, helicopter, or powered-lift rating appropriate to the instrument rating sought.
- Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language.
- At least 50 hours of cross-country flight time as pilot in command. At least 10 of these hours must be in airplanes for an instrument-airplane rating.
- A total of 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument time on the areas of operation listed in 14 CFR § 61.65 .
- At least 15 hours of instrument flight training from an authorized instructor in the aircraft category for the instrument rating sought.
- A distance of at least 250 nm along airways or ATC-directed routing.
- An instrument approach at each airport.
- Three different kinds of approaches with the use of navigation systems (Example: ILS, VOR, GPS, etc).
- At least 3 hours of instrument training that is appropriate to the instrument rating sought from an authorized instructor in preparation for the checkride within two calendar months before the examination date.
Overview of the process
This is a written exam that test your knowledge of the requirements for becoming a instrument rated pilot. This can be completed at anytime prior to you registering for your Check Ride with an FAA examiner.
This exam consists of 60 questions and you have 2 Hours 30 minutes to complete.