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Instrument Rating Training

(FAA Part 61)

Reasons to get your instrument rating: You will sharpen your flying skills by learning to fly with more precision, become more confident communicating with ATC, get more familiar with different weather scenarios, and have it just in case, because weather can change on you.  

To be eligible for an instrument rating a person must be at least 17 years old, hold at least a current private pilot certificate, be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language.  The person must also hold an FAA medical certificate.

The person must receive and log ground training from an authorized instructor or complete a home-study course on aeronautical knowledge.  Also, the person must receive and log ground and flight training from an authorized instructor on areas of aircraft operations. 

The aircraft used is Cessna 152 (two-seater) - Flight Cost $120.00 @ hour 

FAA Certified Flight Instructor - Cost $65.00 hour

Ground Instructor - Cost $65.00 @ hour

Simulator  - Cost  @75.00 hour 

Scope of Training Plan

Dual Flight Hours (C152) - 30 hours @ 185.00 per hour = $5,550.00

Simulator Dual hours -20 hours @ $140.00 per hour = $2,800.00

1 on 1 Ground Inst. hours - 3 hours @ $65.00 per hour =    $195.00

PRE/Post - 25 hours @ $65.00 per hour =  $1,625.00

E-Book/Material - $150.00

Non-refundable application Fee - $150.00

Scheduling and FAA records - @ $90.00

Total estimated flight and ground training cost: $10,560.00*

Other Fees:

FAA Knowledge Test - $175.00

FAA Practical Test - $800.00 + Cost of Aircraft

*Please note the price is an estimate for a C-152. Depending on weight and height the student may have to train in a C-172 (4-seat) aircraft which is estimated training cost of $11,910.00.

**Please note the national average to get an Instrument Rating is 56 to 65 hours of flight training.  Each person's ability and availability to fly vary.  Any additional flight training cost, use of the aircraft cost. or instrument training cost will be the responsibility of the training pilot. 

***Obtaining an Instrument rating for the airplane category requires a minimum of 50 hours of cross-country flight time as Pilot in Command.  If you do not have the PIC time, we can set up a time building package to help you get the time. 

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