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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 60m (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.

Ground Training

The theoretical part of the training that takes place in the classroom and is taught by our flight instructors, certified by the FAA. 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 pilot in command (PIC).
This training will also be divided into three stages and will have three stage flight texts. 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 with audio extension holder


Must be Proficient in English

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