The Instrument Pilot Rating is for students who have completed the Private Pilot or Commercial Pilot Certification Program. It will allow the student to obtain the knowledge, skill, and experience necessary to meet the requirements to operate aircraft in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration Regulations (FAR).
The Instrument Rating is probably the most important flying course that you will ever take. The instrument rating will permit the licensed pilot to operate a single-engine airplane in IMC. While most flying is done “on top”, in blue skies and sunshine, the instrument pilot is prepared for flight in the clouds from take-off till touchdown. For a full-time trainee, this 40 hour course could be completed in as little as 30 days, including the ground prep and written test.