An Instrument Rating is required for a pilot to fly under Instrument flight rules (IFR). Under these conditions the pilot is unable to use external visual references for navigation and flies the aircraft solely based on the instruments in the cockpit. This rating is also a requirement for employment as a professional pilot and is a prerequisite for the Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL).

Minimum requirements to obtain an Instrument Rating

  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language fluently.
  • Hold a Private Pilot License.
  • Obtain at least a third class medical certificate from an Aviation Medical Examiner
  • Pass a computerized aeronautical knowledge test
  • Accumulate and log a specified amount of training and experience under Part 61, Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) section 61.65.
  • Pass an oral test and flight test administered by an FAA inspector or designated examiner

The minimum required time for the Instrument Rating is 40 Hours of actual or simulated instrument time under CFR 14 Part 61.

Course Duration

4 – 6 Weeks*

*Subject to flying weather availability and student aptitude

Theory

PART I - DISCOVERING NEW HORIZONS

  • BUILDING PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • INSTRUMENT / COMMERCIAL TRAINING AND OPPORTUNITIES
  • ADVANCED HUMAN FACTOR CONCEPTS
  • PRINCIPLES OF INSTRUMENT FLIGHT
  • FLIGHT INSTRUMENT SYSTEMS
  • ATTITUDE INSTRUMENT FLYING
  • INSTRUMENT NAVIGATION
  • THE FLIGHT ENVIRONMENT
  • AIRPORTS, AIRSPACE AND FLIGHT INFORMATION
  • AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL INFORMATION
  • ATC CLEARANCES

PART II - INSTRUMENT CHARTS AND PROCEDURES

  • DEPARTURE
  • DEPARTURE CHARTS
  • DEPARTURE PROCEDURES
  • ENROUTE
  • ENROUTE AND AREA CHARTS
  • ENROUTE PROCEDURES
  • HOLDING PROCEDURES
  • ARRIVAL
  • ARRIVAL CHARTS
  • ARRIVAL PROCEDURES
  • APPROACH
  • APPROACH CHARTS
  • APPROACH PROCEDURES
  • INSTRUMENT APPROACHES
  • VOR AND NDB APPROACHES
  • ILS APPROACHES
  • GPS AND RNAV APPROACHES

PART III - AVIATION WEATHER AND IFR FLIGHT OPERATIONS

  • METEOROLOGY
  • WEATHER FACTORS
  • WEATHER HAZARDS
  • PRINTED REPORTS AND FORECASTS
  • GRAPHIC WEATHER PRODUCTS
  • SOURCE OF WEATHER INFORMATION
  • IFR FLIGHT CONSIDERATIONS
  • IFR EMERGENCIES
  • IFR DECISION MAKING
  • IFR FLIGHT PLANNING

Practical

STAGE I - BASIC ATTITUDE INSTRUMENT FLYING

  • STRAIGHT & LEVEL
  • STANDARD RATE TURNS
  • CONSTANT AIR SPEED /RATE WITH CLIMBSIDESCENTS
  • CLIMBING & DESCENDING TURNS
  • STALLS & RECOVERIES
  • SLOW FLIGHT
  • UNUSUAL ATTITUDES
  • STEEP TURNS
  • TIMED TURNS
  • COMPASS TURNS

STAGE II - NAVIGATION & APPROACH PROCEEDURES

  • VOR TRACKING, KEY HEADING, INTERCEPTION
  • NAVCOURSE
  • NDB HOMING, TRACKING & INTERCEPTION
  • HOLDINGS
  • PRECISION & NON-PRECISION APPROACHES
  • MISSED APPROACH
  • CIRCLING APPROACH
  • LANDING FROM A STRAIGHT IN OR CIRCLING APPROACH

STAGE III - CROSS COUNTRY

STABE IV - CHECKRIDE PREPERATION

Program taught in:
  • English

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