Instrument Rating

An Instrument Rating will equip a Pilot with the ability to control the aircraft attitude and performance, with sole reference to instruments and radio aids.  You may obtain your instrument rating as a PPL or CPL holder.

Course Duration

This phase is projected to last a period of 8 weeks (2 months).


  • Valid Private Pilot License or Commercial Pilot License
  • Valid Night Rating
  • Class 1 Medical Certificate
  • Total of 200 hours of flight time (CPL)
  • Total of 250 hours of total flight time with 100 hours pilot in command (PPL)

Practical Training

  • 20 hours instrument flying in an aircraft
  • 20 hours instrument flying in a simulator
  • 50 hours cross country as pilot in command
  • Pass a practical skills flight test with a Designated Flight Examiner

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What’s your next course?

You can progress your flying career with us – we provide training in all the courses you need to move your career forward from PPL to ATPL phase.