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