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Earning your Instrument Rating is typically the next rating pilots earn after getting their Private Pilot License. The Instrument Rating will build confidence and expand the flight territory in which a pilot can safely operate. Our instructors will teach you how to fly safely in inclement weather under Instrument Flight Rule (IFR). Our Instrument Rating Course is designed to teach pilots to operate aircraft in low-visibility environments, such as heavy cloud cover or heavy rain.

To be eligible to pursue an Instrument Rating you must:

  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Hold at least a current Private Pilot certificate
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English

Instrument Rating Requirements:

In order to earn your Instrument Rating you must have included in your total time: 

  • At least 50 hours of cross-country flying as a PIC, of which 10 hours must be in aircraft for an Instrument Airplane rating
  • Total of 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument time on the Instrument areas of operation

Dual Flight Instruction:

  • 15 hours of instrument training with an instructor
  • 3 hours of the instrument training were within the preceding 60 days prior to the practical test
  • 1 IFR cross-country flight of more than 250 nm. in the instrument-aircraft rating sought

    Cessna 152

    $110.00 / Hour


    – Aspen 1000

    – Garmin 430W Navigation

    Cessna 172

    $170.00 / Hour


    – Garmin 430W Navigation

    Piper Cherokee 180

    $170.00 / Hour


    – Garmin 750 GPS

    – Century 2000 Auto Pilot

    – Garmin 35 Remote Audio Panel

    – Garmin 345 Transponder

    Instructor Rate

    Flight Instruction: $70.00 / Hour

    Ground Instruction: $70.00 / Hour



    Phone: (352) 585-5040

    Address: 16308 Flight Path Drive, Brooksville, FL 34604