Instrument Rating

INSTRUMENT RATING GROUND SCHOOLS

ACCELERATED PROGRAMS BEGIN SEVERAL TIMES PER YEAR (CALL FOR DETAILS)

While technically not a pilot certificate, the Instrument Rating is the most common and logical step to take after gaining some experience while flying with a Private Pilot Certificate. This add-on rating allows a pilot to fly in weather with reduced visibility such as rain, low clouds, or heavy haze. The instrument rating provides the skills needed to complete flights without visual reference to the ground, except for the takeoff and landing phases, making the use of aircraft more practical of routine transportation.

The Instrument Rating is a fundamental learning step for any Private or Commercial bound pilot. The training curriculum is focused on the technical application of advanced navigation, rather than basic airmanship skills. A highly specialized CSA instructor, with the advanced CFII license, will guide you through the Instrument Rating as you log 35 hours of instrument training time, in a combination of simulators and aircraft.

Training DescriptionTotal HoursTotal Cost
Instrument Rating CourseTotal: 50$12,886
Aircraft Rental (includes 2 hours for FAA practical check ride)36 @ $169 / Hour$6,084
AATD Rental14 @ $75 / Hour$1,050
Flight Instruction (With CFI and Check Instructors)50 42 @ $58 / 8 @ $65$2,956
Ground Instruction (Briefings with CFI and Stage Checks)30 22 @ $58 / 8 @ $65$1,796
Inst. Ground School (includes ATC and study hall assistance)35$449

Based on C172SP aircraft at FAA Part 141 minimum training requirements.

Aircraft Rental price includes Fuel Surcharge as of 9/01/2014