For most pilots, the most significant value of the Instrument Rating is the ability to fly in instrument meteorological conditions (such as inside clouds and/or with reduced visibility) solely by reference to instruments. The Instrument Rating is an additional rating add to a Private Pilot Rating or Commercial Pilot Rating.
FAA Instrument Rating:
- Hold at least a private pilot certificate
- Hold a valid FAA medical
- A person applying for an Instrument Rating must have logged
- 50 Hours of cross country flight time as pilot in command of which 10 hours must have been in an airplane
- 40 hours of actual instrument or simulated instrument of which 15 hours must be from an authorized flight instructor
- Instrument flight training on cross country of 250 nautical miles along airways or by directed routing from an air traffic control facility with three different kinds of instrument approaches at three airports.
- Pass the FAA Knowledge test (written)
- Pass the FAA practical test (flight check)
For additional information call 281-421-1671.