Instrument Rating Airplane (SEL) Course

An instrument rating is added to your existing pilot license to permit you to fly under instrument flight rules (IFR). In the most basic definition, IFR means without reference to the ground and is generally used for high altitude and poor weather flying. If considering the professional pilot program, having an instrument rating is strongly recommended.

Enrollment Prerequisites

  • Must have an FAA Private or Commercial Airplane Pilot Certificate

Eligibility Requirements

  • Read, speak, write and understand English

Note: Up to 10 hours toward your instrument rating may be flown in our FAA approved flight simulator. See alternate pricing.

Hours are based on Part 141 FAA minimums, not average completion times. Prices for books & supplies, the knowledge test, the FAA’s practical test and your medical certificate may vary.

Cessna 172

COURSE COMPONENT HOURS RATE TOTAL
Dual Flight Instruction 40.8 $210 $8,568
Pre/Post Briefing N/A $50 $50
Ground Instructions 30.0 $50 $1,500
Instrument Rating Airplane (SEL) Course Total $10,118

Cessna 172 with Simulator Option

COURSE COMPONENT HOURS RATE TOTAL
Dual Flight Instruction 30.8 $210 $6,468
Pre/Post Briefing N/A $50 $50
Ground Instruction 35.0 $50 $1,750
Simulator Dual Instruction 10.0 $0 $0
Instrument Rating Airplane (SEL) Course Total $8,268