High Flight Aviation - Instrument Rating
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Instrument Rating

The Instrument Rating is one of the most challenging and rewarding ratings or certificates you can achieve.  The Instrument Rating refines your pilot skills and focuses on the overall "system" of flying.

Overview:

High Flight Aviation offers an accelerated Instrument Rating course with 2 available schedule scenarios.  The course utilizes a flight simulator during the initial stages of the training saving both time and money.  Research has shown that an hour of simulator training saves the student an hour in the airplane.  HFA utilizes scenario-based training to ensure your 10 hours of simulator time gives you the realistic systems failures, weather and other IFR scenarios.

All HFA courses, you will receive detailed course tracking information for all flights and maneuvers, giving you immediate feedback of your flight(s).  HFA uses cutting-edge technology giving our students an excellent tool for improving their flying skills every step of the way.

Schedule:

High Flight Aviation Offers 2 popular formats to choose from for you to obtain your Instrument Rating.

7-Day Course - The 7-Day course is an intensive and challenging week of ground and flight instruction that will end with an endorsement and schedule for your check-ride.

  • Day 1 - Ground School
    • 0700-1600: Ground School (FAR's & Instrument-Specific Rules)
  • Day 2 - Simulator Training
    • 0700-1500: Flight Instruction (Simulator)
    • 1500-1600: Daily Debrief
  • Day 3 - Simulator Training
    • 0700-1500: Flight Instruction (Simulator)
    • 1500-1600: Daily Debrief
  • Day 4 - Airplane Training
    • 0700-1500: Flight Instruction (Airplane)
    • 1500-1600: Daily Debrief
  • Day 5 - Airplane Training
    • 0700-1500: Flight Instruction (Airplane)
    • 1500-1600: Daily Debrief
  • Day 6 - Airplane Training
    • 0700-1500: Flight Instruction (Airplane)
    • 1500-1600: Daily Debrief
  • Day 7 - Check-Ride Training
    • 0700-1400: Final Flight/Mock Check-Ride
    • 1400-1600: Endorsements, Certificate and Check-ride expectations

Weekend-Only - The weekend course is a 3 weekend, back to back course for those that can only do weekend training.

  • Weekend 1
    • Friday: 
      • 0700-1600: Ground School (FAR's & Instrument-Specific Rules)
    • Saturday:
      • 0700-1500: Flight Instruction (Simulator)
      • 1500-1600: Daily Debrief
    • Sunday: 
      • 0700-1500: Flight Instruction (Simulator)
      • 1500-1600: Daily Debrief
  • Weekend 2
    • Saturday
      • 0700-1500: Flight Instruction (Airplane)
      • 1500-1600: Daily Debrief
    • Sunday
      • 0700-1500: Flight Instruction (Airplane)
      • 1500-1600: Daily Debrief
  • Weekend 3
    • Saturday
      • 0700-1500: Flight Instruction (Airplane)
      • 1500-1600: Daily Debrief
    • Sunday
      • 0700-1400: Final Flight/Mock Check-Ride
      • 1400-1600: Endorsements, Certificate and Check-ride expectations

Prerequisites:

  • Take and Pass the Instrument Written test
  • Have at least 45 hours of Cross-Country PIC time logged
  • Have at least 10 hours of airplane simulated instrument time*
  • Purchase the following texts prior to the start of the course
    • ASA Instrument Rating PTS
    • ASA Instrument Rating Oral Exam Guide
    • Airport Facility/Directory
    • Current FAR/AIM
    • Appropriate Approach and Low-Altitude IFR Charts

Cost & Aircraft Rental:

  • Course Cost: $4,200
    • If additional instruction is needed after the 5th day, instruction is provided at a daily rate of $600/day or $75/hr if less than a full day is required.  In order to guarantee your reservation a 50% deposit is required within 14 days of the start date with the balance due on the first day of the course.
  • Aircraft Costs (Approx): $1,800-$2,200
    • Aircraft are rented through Plus One Flyers which requires membership to join.  Membership is $129 + $34.50/mo should you decide to remain a member.  You can cancel membership anytime.

* If you need assistance building instrument time, please contact us and we'll try to work with you to find a safety pilot for you.

Payment Terms and Conditions:

  • Lessons are typically in 3 hour blocks and all clients are billed weekly at $75/hour.  Payment is due upon receipt of invoice and prior to following week's flights.  Payment forms accepted are Cash, eCheck, Visa, Mastercard, AmEx or PayPal.