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Instrument Rating

If you're an aspiring pilot seeking to take your flying skills to the next level, earning an instrument rating is an essential step. With unpredictable weather conditions in Southern California, an instrument rating is vital for any pilot who wants to fly safely and confidently (mostly) year-round.


Instrument Rating

Below are the minimum requirements to test for your Instrument Rating license.

  • Hold at least an FAA Private Pilot Certificate w/ appropriate category and class
  • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language
  • Pass an FAA Knowledge Test (Written)
  • Pass an FAA Practical Test (Oral and Flight)

FAA required 40 hours of instrument time (simulated and/or actual)

Must Include:

  • Minimum 15 hours dual-instruction from a CFI-AI
  • 1 IFR cross-country at least 250NM with three approaches
  • 3 hours checkride prep
  • Minimum 50 hours cross-country PIC time (10 hours airplanes)

Here is a list of materials that are needed for an Instrument pilot in addition to the private pilot materials:

  • View Limiting Device
  • iPad with Foreflight Subscription (suggest at least Pro Plus)
IFR Flight Training in Los Angeles

Next steps

Getting your Instrument Rating is no easy task - but we are here to ensure you are successful. The first step on your journey is to meet with your instructor. They will walk you through the Instrument Course and begin your training. Afterward, you will be able to build a custom schedule that meets your needs and have plenty of homework to get started. From start to finish you will have a team of mentors by your side to ensure you achieve your goals. 

We invite you to contact us today to get started!

Instrument training IFR Los Angeles




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