Instrument Rating

The Instrument Rating authorizes you to conduct flight under Instrument Flight Rules, and is required by most employers.

 

Instrument Rating

The Instrument rating is a qualification that a pilot must have in order to fly under instrument flight rules (IFR). It requires additional training and instruction beyond what is required for a private pilot certificate, including rules and procedures specific to instrument flying, additional instruction in meteorology, and more intensive training in flight solely by reference to instruments.

Being an instrument rated pilot increases both your operational safety and hireability as a pilot when you start looking for work.

REQUIREMENTS

  • 17 years of age.
  • Be able to read, write, speak and understand English.
  • Hold a 3rd Class Medical.
  • Hold at least a Private Pilot license.
  • 40 hours simulated instrument flight time.
  • Pass a multiple choice knowledge exam – our TestPrep software covers all subjects in the test.
  • Pass a practical test with our on-site FAA Designated Pilot Examiner – oral exam and flight test.

Instrument Rating Add-On

If you already hold a fixed wing Instrument Rating, you can add Rotorcraft Helicopter to it. The benefits of doing an Add-On license are that you are not required to take another FAA Knowledge Test, and the minimum hours required are reduced since you can credit fixed wing instrument time towards it.

REQUIREMENTS

  • 17 years of age.
  • Hold a current FAA fixed wing Instrument Rating.
  • 40 hours simulated instrument flight time, 15 hours of which must be in a helicopter.
  • Pass a practical test with our on-site FAA Designated Pilot Examiner – oral exam and flight test.

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What’s Next?

Commercial helicopter pilot

With your Instrument Rating in-hand, you’re almost up to the required hours for your Commercial Pilot license, which lets you start working as a helicopter pilot.

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info@oceanhelicopters.com

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