Instrument Rating

The 141 Instrument course is the second step in the IAA Career Pilot Program. The Instrument Rating will allow students to fly below VFR weather minimums, fly without visual reference, and shoot instrument approaches.

FAA Requirements:

  • Age: 17+ years old
  • Education requirements: Able to read, write, and speak English fluently
  • A person must hold at least a Private Pilot Certificate and Current Medical

35 Flight Hours Required by FAA (IAA Averages listed below):

40 Flight Hours with Instructor;

Plane ($161) + Instructor ($70) = $231/Hr

*Up to 14 Hours can be completed in AATD*


Stage Checks

6 Hours Ground Training ($90/Hr)

5 Hours Flight Training ($251/Hr)




30 hours of ground school**($70/Hr) $2,100
Written Exam $175
Final Exam Fees $800
Related Cessna Kit and Materials $865
Estimated Total $ 14,975

Instruction and flight times are estimates only based on IAA averages. Ground training varies per student work ethic.

No prepayments required. No club dues. No big contracts. Fly and pay at your pace.