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The Instrument Rating allows you to fly under FAA’s Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC – that means you can fly right through clouds).

Instead of flying by reference to the earth’s horizon, the airplane’s instruments are used to fly the airplane and navigate to the destination. The Instrument Rating course, based on two or three sessions per week, is normally about four months.

FAA Requirements

  • The national average is 60 to 65 hrs.

  • 50 hrs. of cross-country flight time as pilot-in-command

  • 40 hrs. actual instrument flight time

  • 15 hrs. of instrument instruction in an airplane with CFII

  • 250 nm. instrument cross-country flight

  • 3 hrs. preparing for the FAA check-ride

Aircraft Used for Instruction

Piper Archer – PA28-181         *$75/hr, Plus fuel

Piper Warrior – PA28-161       *$75/hr, Plus fuel

Beachcraft Duchess – BE-76  *$130, Plus fuel

Student time building will start “only” after getting your private or simultaneously with instrument rating through K-Pal Aviation.

*pricing subject to change at any time

Chino Airport  | 7000 Merrill Ave., Chino, CA 91710

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