Earn your Instrument Rating – make your certificate even more powerful

An Instrument rating allows you to fly in varied types of weather with reference to the flight instruments only. A pilot holding an instrument rating is less likely to be stranded on the ground during periods of low ceilings and visibility. In addition, you have the security of knowing that if the weather unexpectedly turns bad in flight, you can continue to the destination without having to divert. The Instrument Rating adds confidence and utility to your existing license even if you don’t plan to fly in more challenging weather conditions.

The FAA requires a minimum of a Private or Commercial License and a FAA Third Class Medical Certificate.

 

Flight and Ground Instruction
Aircraft Rental Cost/Hour Time Total
Cessna 172R $139.00 35 hours $4,865
Frasca 142 Simulator $70.00 13 hours $910
Flight Instruction $42.00 48 hours $2,016
Ground Instruction $42.00 19 hours $798
Supplies and Equipment $320
Sub-Total $8,909
FAA Instrument Written Exam $150
FAA Checkride (includes 1 hr. aircraft rental) $539
GRAND TOTAL $9,598*

 

* Times shown are the minimum course times. Your time to obtain the required skills may vary. Remember, you do not have to pay this amount up front; it is spread out over the length of your training.

* Financing options available from AOPA.

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