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INSTRUMENT RATING

We all the saying about Texas weather. Give it a minute and it will change. What do you do when you have a trip planned for weeks and the sky is not clear on the day of your trip? Our Instrument Rating training gives you the flexibility to fly safely in inclement weather.

Chiota Aviation is proud to offer industry-leading Instrument Rating certifications. Let’s look at what exactly an Instrument Rating is and how you can get your license through Chiota Aviation. 

WHAT IS INSTRUMENT RATING?

An Instrument Rating (IR) is a specific pilot rating that is earned through training that is desired to focus on flying solely by reference to instruments. Instrument Rating is considered to be one of the most valuable ratings that a pilot can add to their certificate and adds a fun and challenging discipline of flight training.

HOW CAN YOU GET IR CERTIFIED?

If you are wanting to become IR certified, Chiota Aviation can help! Our team can provide the necessary training to allow you to become IR certified. After earning a Private Pilot Certification, a pilot is eligible to earn their Instrument Rating. This Rating is the next step in each pilot’s journey and expands flying capacities by teaching pilots how to safely fly in inclement weather and low visibility situations. Feel free to shoot us an email or give us a call to get more information on how Chiota Aviation can help you become IR certified.

HOW MANY HOURS DOES IT TAKE TO GET AN INSTRUMENT RATING?

Like any flight training program, Instrument Rating training is going to require a certain amount of hours to complete. Our IR certification training program is going to have a minimum of 50 hours required with 90 hours cumulative required. Our staff can assist you in getting your training scheduled to work with your current schedule. Give us a call or contact us through email to discuss our program and your needs. 

CAN I FLY AT NIGHT WITHOUT AN INSTRUMENT RATING?

As long as you have completed the necessary flight training that includes flying at night, pilots with a private pilot license may fly at night. As per FAR 91.157, In order to get a Special VFR clearance at night, you must have an instrument rating, an instrument-equipped airplane, 1-mile visibility, be able to remain clear of clouds, and a Special VFR clearance from air traffic control. 

INSTRUMENT RATING COST

The cost of an instrument rating certification through Chiota Aviation is going to be between $9,000 to $11,000. This course will span about 3 to 6 months, depending on the schedule of the student or instructor. To get more information about our IR class, fill out our Contact Form.