Instrument Rating Flight Training:
We train according to FAR part 61. FAA approved BATD and customized PC simulators / procedure trainers are extensively used.
The cost for the instrument rating is affected by a lot of factors.
- the airplane you choose (from $30/hr to $160/hr)
- how many instruction hours you require. We charge $58-69/hr for ground/flight/simulator instruction.
- how well you study and how talented you are (and therefore how many instruction hours you require)
- the time frame you complete the training in is a factor, training more frequently completing the rating within a few weeks is more efficient.
just a basic medical exam (approx. $75) "Class 3" is needed.
The FAA computer multiple choice test has to be completed, the testing fee currently is $150, paid directly to the test center.
There are many different ways to study for this including online training. You need to complete this test at the very latest before your actual flight test.
Completing the test earlier will make your training more efficient.
Final Flight Test:
Never too early to find out that the actual final FAA flight test fee is currently $800.
Paid directly to your friendly FAA examiner.
Books and equipment:
Our book package is $229 including online ground school and online test prep software. Misc. equipment, manuals and charts about another $150.
In case you are not a US citizen, the US government agency TSA requires additional processing. Please let us know if this applies and we can help you with this. The government application fee is $130 currently, finger printing approx. another $100.
The TSA requires you to provide a current Visa, Lawful Permanent Resident Card, I-20, ESTA, or other document and to list the information to support continued legal presence in the United States.
Starting flight training:
You can start your training with us anytime. Flight training is paid as you go, there is no need for advance payments.
Any time during daylight or night hours, any day, weekends, holidays.
Instrument rating do not really depend on daytime so much and the air traffic is generally much lighter at night.
We are very flexible and you can arrange a schedule to suit your requirements.
If you consider accelerating your training schedule to several times per week or even every day, you need to accelerate your study effort accordingly.
To start, schedule an appointment with us:
Call our office at (818) 731 7064.