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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.

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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

  • 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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