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The Instrument Rating is one of the most challenging, yet rewarding accomplishments you will ever obtain as a pilot. Up to this point in your flying experience you have been at the mercy of the weather. You have been limited to relatively bright sunny days with few clouds in the sky, having to stay close to home on questionable days, being stranded with few options away from your home base. The Instrument Rating eliminates all these frustrations and gives you back the freedom you were seeking when you started to learn to fly.


Instrument Rating Flight Requirements:

  •50 hours as pilot in command on cross-country flights.

  •40 hours of simulated or actual instrument time (of which up to 20 hours can be in a flight simulator or flight training device).

  •15 hours of instrument flight instruction in an airplane. This must be with a CFII (a CFI who has been certified to instruct instrument training).

  •250 NM cross-country, conducted under IFR, including 3 different kinds of approaches.

Although Global Airplane Academy uses a highly structured and organized approach to learning, we also recognize each pilot has a different level of skill and knowledge level. Therefore, our highly skilled staff will tailor our program to match your specific needs. Please contact us directly for more details.

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