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.
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