Earn Your Instrument Rating in Arizona

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Receive Your Instrument Rating

As a pilot, the mastery of aircraft instruments is crucial to navigating in adverse conditions. An instrument rating will represent your professional ability to function and control an air vessel, even in the circumstance of limited to zero visibility. This training will develop your aptitude to operate an aircraft utilizing only the instrumentation of the aircraft. The obvious benefits of such a rating include professional repute, and will also testify to your faculty, safety and aptitude as a pilot. Some state that this rating will qualify you for greater career opportunities, reduced insurance rates, and unrestricted commercial certification. This type of rating is almost critical to aviators who intend to operate in coastal areas, and under conditions of severe climes and climates. Get started with Classic Air Aviation today.

There are some requirements you must possess in accordance with 14 CFR 61.65. The requirements are as follow:

  • Hold at least a private pilot certificate
  • Be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language
  • Pass the required knowledge test in the areas listed in 61.65(b)
  • Receive training and a logbook endorsement from an authorized instructor
  • Meet the aeronautical experience requirements of 61.65(d)
  • Pass the practical test on the areas of operation listed in 61.65(c)
Best instrument rating pilot lessons in Mesa, AZ
Aircraft $175 / hour 25 Hours $4,375
Flight Simulator $65 / hour 20 Hours $1,300
Instructor $75 / hour 45 Hours $3,375
Ground Instruction $75 / hour 20 Hours $1,500
Total $10,550
Time Building $150 / hour 30 Hours $4,500
Total $15,050

Time Building

Pilots typically need to build approximately 120 hours of flight time to be eligible for the commercial license after completing the private pilot license and instrument rating. Depending upon which aircraft is used for time building and how many hours a pilot needs for a total of 250 hours.





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