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Instrument Rating

The Instrument Rating is a great tool for career and pleasure-oriented pilots alike.

With Nationwide you can complete instrument training in as little as 10 days. 

 For students who are also aircraft owners, the addition of an instrument rating can decrease insurance rates by as much as 25 percent!


Aeronautical Experience Required

  • 50 hours cross-country Pilot In Command

  • 40 hours of instrument time including:

    • 15 hours of instrument training by an instructor

    • 1 dual cross-country flight under IFR consisting of at least 250 NM along airways and including 3 different types of approaches

  • 3 hours of dual instruction w/in 60 days of the practical test

Other Requirements

  • - Hold at least a Private Pilot certificate

  • - Be at least 17 years of age when training is complete

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

  • - Obtain a third-class medical certificate

  • - Pass the instrument pilot knowledge test

  • - Successfully complete the training program

  • - Pass a practical test by an FAA pilot examiner

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