Instrument Pilot

Instrument Pilot

An instrument rating is a challenging and fun rating that allows the Private Pilot to fly only by reference to the instruments.  It is a necessary next step towards a Commercial Pilot certificate. With this program you embark on an exciting endeavour - learning to fly through clouds and low visibility.


Minimum Requirements

- Private Pilot Certificate - Private Pilot Course Information

- Be at least 17 years of age

- Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language

- Possess a valid medical certificate

- Receive a minimum of 40 hours of flight training and instruction      

- Pass a knowledge test as well as the practical test

Estimated Cost $9500-15,000*

- Aircraft Rental - 40 hours

- Instructor (dual flight and Ground)

- Medical - $250* if you do not already have one

- FAA Written Exam - $150

- FAA Check Ride - $300-450

- King Schools Instrument Pilot Training Course - $365

*Additional costs are associated with this program and are all dependant on the individual student.

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By Appointment Only

All flights originate at the Sumter County Airport. 

2945 Airport Road, Sumter, S.C, 29153

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