Instrument Rating Orlando

As a pilot, the mastery of aircraft instruments is crucial to navigating in adverse conditions. An instrument rating will represent your professional ability to function and control an air vessel, even in the circumstance of limited visibility.

There are some requirements you must possess in accordance with 14 CFR 61.65. The requirements are as follow:

  • Hold at least a private pilot certificate

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

  • Pass the required knowledge test in the areas listed in 61.65(b)

  • Receive training and a logbook endorsement from an authorized instructor

  • Meet the aeronautical experience requirements of 61.65(d)

  • Pass the practical test on the areas of operation listed in 61.65(c)


50 hours of cross-country flight time as a pilot-in-command

40 hours of actual or simulated instrument time

15 hours of instrument flight training from an authorized instructor

250 mile dual cross-country flight, conducted under instrument flight rules

Your Estimated Investment…..$11,200

This price includes the cost for FAA required cross country time building, books and supplies needed, flight and ground training, FAA written and FAA practical exam.

Airplane (wet rates) Cessna 172R, or Piper PA28-151 $140.00 Per Hour
Instructor Rate per Hour $55.00 Per Hour