Instrument Rating

Helicopter Instrument Rating

An instrument rating is required for flying in adverse weather conditions

Beginning with the basics of attitude instrument flying and ending with your instrument rating, this course teaches you to navigate the aircraft solely by reference to the instruments. This course provides step-by-step instruction on advanced approach and landing procedures. An instrument rating extends the flying privileges of your pilot’s license and helps you become a safe and proficient pilot.


FAA Minimum Requirements

FAA Part 61.65 Instrument rating requirements

  • Must have at least 50 hours of cross-country flight time as the pilot in command
  • Must have at least 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument timee
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Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming Certified

Before training 1 weekTSA finger-print screening
(International students ONLY)
Flight training with instructor2 weeks
FAA written exam Minimum passing score is 70%.
Checkride preparation 1 weekOverall review of knowledge and skills
Practical test (checkride) Oral and flight examsand skills
Total: 1 month

Aircraft Fleets

Robinson R22