Instrument Rating

For pilots with more experience and the need to depart or land when overcast skies prohibit VFR flight, an instrument rating is the necessary next step. We help instrument students learn to navigate using only the flight instruments for reference, but also must learn a host of air traffic control procedures and clearances that make flight through the clouds safe.


  • ATC Clearances and National Airspace System
  • Standard Instrument Departure Procedures
  • En route Instrument Procedures
  • Holding
  • Instrument Arrival and Approach Procedures


  • Must have at least 50 hours of crosscountry flight time
  • Must have at least 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument time