Instrument Rating Course

airplane dashboardStay out of the clouds!  That’s right; the purpose of an instrument rating is not to teach you to fly in bad weather … it’s to teach you to fly out of (and stay out of) bad weather.  Statistics prove that IFR Pilots are safer pilots.  From the briefing room, to the cockpit and to the Air Traffic Control System, we’ll teach you all about the IFR resources that are available to you as an Instrument Rated Pilot.  Your future flying, whether VFR or IFR, will be forever impacted by the IFR tools meant to keep you safe, informed and having even more fun than before.

During your training, we’ll fly when it’s flyable – when able, we’ll spend as much time as we can in actual IFR weather conditions.

You’ll need 40 hours of instrument training and a total of 50 hours of solo or PIC Cross-Country flight time to call and examiner to schedule your checkride – that’s the rule.  20 of it can be in a simulator.  Similar to the private and recreational licenses, it usually takes more than just 40 hours to get the job done.  The more time you spend in the simulator, the less flight time you will need, the better instrument pilot you will be.


Your Next Step for IFR … ?
Tally up some flight time – Total Hood Time, Dual Simulator Time and PIC X-C (this is all of your solo X-C and any X-C time since passing your checkride)
~Spend some time on a Computer Simulator Program – get used to using the instruments to fly

43W752 US 30 Suite 1A Sugar Grove, IL. 60554