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FAA Instrument Rating

Of the Course

FAA Instrument rating – IR(A) is a qualification that extends the privileges of PPL(A) and allows a pilot to fly according to Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) with a minimum decision height for a landing of 200 feet. Once you complete your Instrument Rating training, you will get your IR/SE(A) qualification added on your FAA Private Pilot License – PPL(A). In case of a Multi-Engine IR (A), the privilege can be extended to Multi-engine operations

Starting from 8,410$

Ground Training

The theoretical part of the training can be done online from the comfort of your home prior to the practical training. In order to complete The Instrument Rating under Part 141, there is a minimum requirement of 30 hours of ground training.
The Ground Training is divided into 3 stages. During the ground school training, the student will have 3 exams, one for each stage.

Flight Training

The Flight Training will take place in the single-engine aircraft equipped for IFR or a Multi-Engine aircraft if the student has the ME add-on.
In order to obtain an Instrument Rating, the pilot must complete a minimum of 35 hours of dual flight under Part 141 and a minimum of 15 dual flight hours under Part 61 plus 50 hours of cross country as a pilot in command (PIC).
This training will also be divided into three stages and each stage will be completed with a stage check exam. The student will obtain the necessary aeronautical skill and experience necessary to meet the requirements for an Instrument Rating certificate.


PPL Holder

Must be PPL Holder

Medical Class 3

To be at least Class 3 Medical 


Must be Proficient in English

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