Flight Training Instrument Rating

An instrument rating can be added to a private pilot certificate or commercial certificate to allow for a pilot to fly an aircraft solely by reference to flight instruments. This rating is a must if you intend to make flying a career or if you want to be able to fly in the clouds.


  • 40 hours of instrument training
  • 50 hours cross country
  • The ability to fly any aircraft a private pilot can fly by sole reference to flight instruments


  • Minimum private pilot or commercial pilot certificate
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