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IFR Flight Training Packages

Instrument Rating

Adding an Instrument Rating to your private certificate is challenging and no small accomplishment … but the benefits are tremendous. From a practical standpoint, if you are using an airplane for point to point transportation, it allows you to fly on days when the weather is less than perfect (i.e. into IMC or instrument meteorological conditions). On its own, an instrument rating does not necessarily make you a better pilot; however, it will make you a safer pilot and teach you to fly with more precision. It also provides extensive exposure to the ATC air traffic control system and is a required step if a Commercial or CFI rating is in your future.

Under FAR 61.65, the minimum requirements for an IFR rating are as follows:

Empire Aviation offers an IFR Training package for $5,995. This includes 40 hours of dual flight instruction in one of our aircraft. Instruction in your plane is available at $45 /hr.

Instrument Proficiency Checks

In order to act is PIC in IMC conditions, Instrument Rated pilots must have performed (and logged) within the previous six months at least six instrument approaches, holding procedures, and intercepted / tracked courses using navigation systems.

Empire Aviation’s CFII’s also offer IPC checks to renew your currency. Contact us for details.