Instrument Rating

COMPLETE YOUR INSTRUMENT RATING WITH SAWYER FLIGHT ACADEMY

Having your Instrument Rating will make you a more proficient, competent and confident pilot. An Instrument Rating not only allows you to be prepared for extreme circumstances, it also builds a pilot’s ability to fly in weather with lower visibility. 

Earn your Instrument Rating in as little as 90 days through our intensive flight training and online course. With a minimum of 40 hours in flight, extensive 1 on 1 ground training, and a state of the art AATD simulator,  Sawyer Flight Academy is the perfect place to earn your rating.

Prerequisites

  • 18 yrs old
  • FAA Private Pilot’s license
  • FAA Medical Certificate
  • Speak and understand English

Steps

  • Minimum 40 IFR flight hours
  • Minimum 50 cross country PIC flight hours
  • Pass FAA Written Test
  • Pass Checkride

Privileges

  • Fly in known IFR conditions
  • Receive priority landing (w/ Flight Plan)
  • Rent single-engine airplanes

COMPLETE YOUR INSTRUMENT RATING WITH SAWYER FLIGHT ACADEMY

With an Instrument Rating you can fly into clouds and other IFR conditions. You also get the safety and peace of mind of constant tracking and communication with Air Traffic Control.