Instrument Rating

American Aviation Flight Academy’s instrument program will take any pilot to a level of safety and proficiency greater than that achieved through the private pilot program. Obtaining an instrument rating is the next step to becoming a professional pilot. A minimum of 35 flight hours under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) are required by the FAA.

Most students take advantage of the opportunity to obtain an instrument rating while building time towards their Commercial Pilot License. The instrument rating allows you to fly in instrument conditions (clouds) and increases the flexibility of the airplane as a source of transportation. Instead of flying by reference to the earth's horizon, the airplane's instruments are used to fly the airplane and navigate to the destination.