INSTRUMENT RATING : 84.5 Clock hours

This course prepares a pilot for flight conditions under IFR (Instrument Flight rules) and requires additional instruction structured towards intensive training in flight solely by reference to instruments. This rating entitles the pilot to fly when visibility and ceilings are low and weather conditions are marginal. It is not a pre-requisite for a commercial license but having IFR rating expands your possibilities. You must however have a Private Pilot’s license prior to attempting Instrument rating.

Admission Requirements:

  • Private Pilot License
  • Must be at least 16 years old.
  • Must be able to read, speak, and understand English
  • Must hold at least a current third-class medical certificate.
  • Attend an IAA Entrance interview
  • Hold a high school diploma or GED.

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 requires, No club dues, Fly and Pay at your own pace.