Instrument Rating

Your instrument training will focus on flying the airplane by reference to flight instruments only. Achieving this rating is one of the best things a pilot can do to develop more precise flying techniques. Summit Flight Training will help you become a proficient instrument pilot, one of the most rewarding experiences in aviation.

 

Instrument Rating Requirements 

 

  • 50 hours minimum PIC Cross-Country

    • 10 hours minimum in an airplane

  • 40 hours actual or simulated instrument time:

    • 15 hours of actual or simulated instrument flight training in an airplane

    • 3 hours actual or simulated instrument flight training in an airplane in the last 2 calendar months prior to checkride

  • One 250NM instrument cross-country training flight with:

    • An instrument approach at each airport

    • 3 different kinds of approaches flown

  • Practical test preparation in the last 2 calendar months prior to checkride

  • Passing a 60 question written exam and a practical test with an FAA examiner