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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.  After earning an instrument rating you will have the ability to fly under "Instrument Flight Rules", or IFR. You will be better educated to make decisions about flying in and around adverse weather conditions, providing you with many more flying days per year. For students who are also aircraft owners, the addition of an instrument rating can decrease insurance rates by as much as 25 percent!

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Instrument Rating Requirements

Aeronautical Experience Required
  • - 50 hours cross country Pilot In Command
  • - 40 hours instrument time including:
    •      - 15 hours instrument training by 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 dual instruction w/in 60 days of 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.