Instrument Course

Instrument Pilot
10* Days (80 Hours):

$8,075 – $8,900**

See individual pricing based on the plane selected

Cessna 152

Instrument Pilot Total Cost: $8,075

Piper Warrior

Instrument Pilot Total Cost: $8,225

Sport Cruiser

Instrument Pilot Total Cost: $8,225

Cessna 182

Instrument Pilot Total Cost: $8,900

This is a 10-day course which includes approximately 80 hours of training (Ground and flight), 20 hours of simulator time in a AATD Redbird LD and 20 hours of aircraft rental. All our aircraft are lFR equipped. Central/Southern Minnesota is not only a beautiful place to fly, but we also have great airports with friendly control centers and airspace that is perfect for IFR training.

Come fly with us and you will quickly see Minnesota’s natural beautiful farms and farm fields from a few thousand feet.

Instrument Certificate Requirements

*Price is based on training being completed during consecutive days. Delays are possible due to weather, unexpected maintenance, or other unforeseen circumstances. If you have questions about these requirements, please call us.

** NO HIDDEN COSTS – We publish our costs, number of days in the course, and airplane hours allotted so nothing is hidden. If your shopping for other flight schools make sure you are looking at apples to apples. Most will list their price as 20 hrs Instruction and 20 hrs aircraft rental/Simulator. If we did the same our price would be $3150.00 for an Instrument pilot rating.  We want all our students to become great pilots and we know that it will take more than the basic bare
bones.

The instrument rating requirements, as specified in 14 CFR 61.65, are summarized here: A person who applies for an instrument rating must:

  • 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.

You must have logged the following:

  • 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 6l.65(c).
  • At least 15 hours of instrument flight training from an authorized instructor in the aircraft category for the instrument rating sought.

For instrument-airplane rating, instrument training on cross-country flight procedures includes at least one cross-country flight in an airplane that is performed under instrument flight rules. This flight must consist of:

  • 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 check ride within two calendar months before the examination date.

Instrument Pilot – As an instrument pilot, the freedom of flying is not limited to fair weather. An instrument pilot is more knowledgeable about the weather and the instruments in the airplane and able to fly in visibility of less than 3 miles and within clouds. An instrument pilot needs an additional 40 hours of training and 50 hours of cross-country experience. A written and practical test is required at the completion of a course along with a third-class medical.

Prerequisites

  • Passed the FAA Knowledge exam.
  • Valid medical certificate.
  • Hold a current private pilot certificate.
  • 40hrs of PlC cross-country time logged.
  • Must be 17 Years Old or Older