Instrument Ratings for Aircraft Owners 2017-11-12T17:12:17+00:00

Instrument Ratings for Aircraft Owners

Earning an instrument rating allows you fly “solely by reference to instruments”, meaning you can maximize the utilization of your aircraft by having skills to fly in areas of reduced visibility.

Adding Instrument training, WILL Make you an

An Instrument Rating is not your ticket for ALL weather conditions.

Flying by just using your instruments, it’s a game changer. By earning your Instrument Rating, build on your pilot skills to become a more confident and proficiency pilot.

Instrument Rating Requirements (61.65):

  • Hold at least a Private Pilot Certificate
  • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language
  • Receive and log ground training from an authorized instrument instructor
  • Receive logbook endorsement in preparation for the instrument practical test (check-ride)
  • Pass required written instrument knowledge test
  • Flight Time Requirements for the Instrument Rating:
  • 50 hours PIC Cross-Country (at least 10 in airplane)
  • 40 hours Actual or Simulated Instrument
  • 15 hours Flight Instruction towards Instrument Rating
  • Instrument Cross-Country Training:
    • 250 nautical miles
      • Instrument approach at each airport
      • 3 different kinds of approaches

Instrument Training in Your Airplane

At JD Aero, we specialize in providing instrument training for owners of Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA).

Train in Manhattan, Fly at the Airport

If you live in the New York City area, we can work in Manhattan using Aviation Training Device or ground school, maximizing your training time, while minimize your commute the airport. Learn More.

Contact Us to find out more about the benefits of earn your Instrument Rating