Get your Instrument Rating!

To be eligible for your certificate you must:

  • Hold at least a Private Pilot Certificate
  • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language
  • Hold an FAA issued medical certificate
  • Pass a knowledge test (CATS)
  • Pass a practical test (a one-on-one oral quiz and flight test with an FAA designated examiner)
  • Have accrued 50 hours of Cross Country flight time as Pilot in Command

Minimum flight training requirements:

  • 40 total hours actual or simulated instrument flight time.

Additional items:

  • Ground instruction
  • Books and charts
Pricing: (Prices shown are based on average aircraft rental at $122/hr, instruction $70/hr)
C-172*40 hours
Instructor time*20 hours
Pre / Post Briefings, Ground Instruction, Checkride test prep20 Hours
Books and materials 
FAA Knowledge Exam (CATS) 
FAA Practical Exam Testing Fee (AKA “Checkride”) 

Grand Total: (projected) 
$ 8,760

*Note: Training hours and costs reflect FAA minimum flight time requirements for part 61 and assumes client holds a Private Pilot certificate with at least 50 hours cross country PIC flight time of which many can be achieved during the instrument flight training phase. Price may vary depending on client’s individual ability and additional flight time, if needed. Prices are subject to change without notice.