The instrument rating is an excellent addition to any pilot certificate, whether you are looking to become a professional pilot or are just a weekend warrior. This rating adds an unparalleled level of safety by sharpening a pilot’s proficiency and lessening the risks associated with unexpected adverse weather conditions.
Operate as Pilot in Command in instrument meteorological conditions (weather that is below required flight conditions for visual flight)
There are a number of variables that can affect the total cost of instrument training and therefore the following breakdown is only an estimate. This estimate assumes the candidate has already fulfilled approximately 40 of the 50 hours of cross-country Pilot-in-Command time required to obtain this rating. Please note that this breakdown is based on our Bedford rates (with the exception of the simulator charges) and will vary between locations. Additionally, this estimate should provide you with an idea of virtually all of the costs associated with obtaining this rating. We have established this estimate using a fairly conservative approach to avoid unexpected expenses. If you have questions regarding how our pricing differs from the pricing of our competitors please feel free to contact us!
Instrument Rating Cost Breakdown
|Dual Flight (25 Hours)||$ 3,700|
|Dual Simulator (15 Hours)||$ 1,800|
|Ground Instruction (5 Hours)||$ 250|
|Books / Supplies (Approximate)||$ 114|
|FAA Written Exam||$ 150|
|FAA Practical Test (Examiner Fee)||$ 400|
|FAA Practical Test (Aircraft Rental Approx. 1.5 Hours)||$ 173|