Instrument Rating

Instrument Flight Rating Requirements

• Must posses at least a private pilot rating
• Must read, write, understand, and speak english
• Must have logged at least 50 hours of cross-country pilot-in-command (PIC) flight time
• Must pass an FAA written instrument knowledge test (Prior to taking FAA practical flight test)
• 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument time of which, 15 hours must be with an authorized instructor who holds an instrument-helicopter rating (CFII)
• Up to 20 hours of the 40 hours of instrument time required can be performed in our FRASCA TruFlite H Simulator
• Complete one (1) 100-nautical-mile instrument cross-country instructional flight which includes at least 3 different instrument approaches
• Must pass an FAA instrument oral and practical flight test (Check ride)

Our FRASCA TruFlite H Simulator is a great tool for anyone looking to complete their Instrument time requirements and stay within budget.  Check out our Simulator page for more details!