INSTRUMENT RATNG


The instrument rating is issued so pilots can fly into weather which is below VFR [Visual Flight Rules].  This allows a pilot to fly through clouds or land in reduced visibility.  This rating is absolutely essential for airlines and corporate operators to operate in almost all weather.


PREREQUISITES

  • Applicant must have a Private Pilot License or higher
  • Applicant must have a valid Category 3 medical or higher

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE INSTRUMENT RATING

50 hours cross-country flying Pilot In Command (solo)

  • 40 hours of instrument flying
    • 20 hours can be done on a flight simulator
    • 100 nautical mile cross-country flight in actual or simulated instrument flight conditions with instrument approaches down to minimums at 2 locations
  • Applicants must pass a written exam [INRAT] with a grade of at least 70%
  • Applicants must successfully pass a flight test

 

COURSE CONTENT


 COURSE CONTENTHOURS 
 
 Dual 10 
  Ground Briefing 05 
  Ground School 10 

 

An Instrument Rating is issued in 4 Groups, depending on the aircraft type flight test is completed in:

  • Group 1: Multi-Engine aircraft, non-centerline thrust
  • Group 2: Multi-Engine aircraft, centerline thrust
  • Group 3: Single-Engine aircraft
  • Group 4: Helicopters

A Group 1 Instrument Rating is essential for all Airline and Corporate Pilots