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    How to start Instrument Rating

    The Instrument Rating (IFR) is to advance your Private Pilot skills and to fly with no visual references to the outside. Instrument flying requires to rely solely on the aircraft instruments and Air Traffic Control ATC Guidance. The Instrument Rating flight training is usually conducted under FAA Part 141 and is consisting of a minimum of 35 hours of flight training and 30 hours of Instrument Rating Ground School. Our flight academy is approved to substitute the required one-on-one Ground School training with an approved Instrument Rating Online Ground School Course.

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    Cost of Instrument Rating

    Instrument Rating flight training cost may vary depending on the Instrument flight training time needed to obtain the Instrument Rating Aircraft. At our flight school Instrument Rating cost are calculated based upon FAA Federal Aviation Administration minimum requirements for the Instrument Rating Part 141 Course. The average cost for the Instrument Rating (IFR) Airplane are about $11,992. IIn case additional flight time or ground school time is needed, these Instrument Rating flight training services will be charged according to our flight school's current price list.

  • How fast is Instrument Rating

    We provide full-time accelerated Instrument Rating flight training. The Instrument Rating course may completed in as as little as 6-8 weeks. This is one of the fastest accelerated Instrument Rating Courses offered. The average Instrument Rating flight training time in the U.S. is about 50-60 hours of flight time under Instrument Flight Conditions (IFR). With about 2-4 scheduled flights per week, the Instrument Rating flying course may be completed within 2-3 months.

  • How to get the Instrument Rating flight training started

    To get started with the Florida Flyers Flight Academy Instrument Rating Course, complete our enrollment form and pay the admission fee. International Instrument Rating flight students will received their DHS Form I-20 to obtain the M1 student visa after all required documents have been provided.

Instrument Rating Hours 35 Dual Hrs -- Package Services
Cessna 172P 6-pack20 Hrs--
AATDup to 15 Hrs--
Briefing and Debriefing5 Hrs--
Online Ground School30 Hrs--
Other Instrument Rating Training Cost
International Students TSA
International Students Fingerprinting NATA
FAA Medical Exam
Monthly Account Maintenance
Training Materials
FAA Examiner fees
FAA Written Exam
Enrollment fees
11,932 Instrument Rating Hour requirements 20 Hours Instrument Rating Flight30 Hours Instrument Rating Ground

Requirements for an Instrument Rating

Instrument Rating Age Requirement

Start flight training at any time, 17 years of age at the time of the Instrument Rating check ride or practical exam

Instrument Rating Requirements

Private Pilot License or better

Instrument Rating Medical Requirements

3rd Class FAA Medical for flight training

Instrument Rating Language Requirements

You must be able to speak, read and understand the English language. Meet FAA AC60-28.

Non-U.S. Citizen Instrument Rating Pilots

TSA Clearance for Instrument Rating

International Instrument Rating Students

M1 Student Visa/ Form I-20

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Instrument Rating FAQs

Can I convert my foreign pilot license and work as flight instructor for Florida Flyers?  We would consider your job application, if you have the legal right to work in the USA, such as U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card, Work Authorization Card. Florida Flyers is unable to hire foreign applicants without the legal right to work in the U.S. nor does Florida Flyers sponsor foreign pilots.

How much is flight school? Our flight training programs are the most competively priced flight school programs in the USA. Flight school fees for the entire commercial pilot course are as low as $35,000 based upon FAA minimum requirements. Flight training fees vary depending on progress, skills and flight student engagement.

Unfortunately, we provide dual flight instruction only. We do not offer aircraft rental for hour building or any other aircraft rental. Our airplanes are for flight instruction or solo flight time required within an FAA approved Part 141 course only.

Our flight academy has parntered with the Meritize platform to offer competive flight student loan options. AOPA and other platforms also offer flight training financing options. You will need to meet certain criteria such as credit history, social security number and other requirements.

Our flight academy operates a fleet of up to 30 aircraft. For flight training, we mostly operate Cessna airplanes. Many of our airplanes are equipped with modern glass cockpits such as Garmin 1000 avionics.

How to become a CFI Flight Instructor? Our flight school offers fast track CFI flight instructor courses. Become a CFI flight instructor in as little as two weeks. Required are Commercial Pilot Certificate and certain flight training endorsements.

It depends on aircraft and flight instructor availablity. Schedule and unscheduled aircraft maintenance as well as weather conditions may delay some of the scheduled flights.

Other than the enrollment fee along with submitting your enrollment form, we do not require any upfront payments. However, a flight training deposit maybe required upon your arrival, followed by equal monthly installment payments.

Our programs includes flight- and ground training times required by Federal Aviation Administration minimum requirements to complete each course module. We have added all known fees, such as TSA, theoretical and practical exam fees and other expenses to present a realistic course outline.