Helicopter Instrument Rating TrainingInstrument Rating


Our instrument rating training teaches you to fly based on only instruments, increases your confidence in communications and prepares you for future helicopter careers that rely on capable pilots in low visibility situations While this rating is not absolutely required for every commercial helicopter job, we highly recommend that all pilots complete this training. It improves the skills of all pilots and adds a hireable edge to their resumes. The hours you gain in the private pilot and the instrument rating are put toward the requirements of the commercial license which means at the cost of a written test and a checkride – you get a rating for hours you would need for your commercial course anyway.

While our private pilot training allows you to fly yourself, friends and family, it does have limitations of flying under VFR conditions, obtaining your instrument rating makes you a better pilot, qualifies you for a wider array of piloting jobs, will allow you to teach more courses once you get a CFI license and will make you a safer pilot overall.


Already Hold A Commercial Certificate? Learn About The Instrument Rating Add On Here.

  • Flight Requirements:
    • Complete 40 hours minimum instrument flight time (actual or simulated), 15 of which must be in a helicopter
    • Must have at least 50 hours logged cross– country pilot-in-command (PIC) flight time
    • Complete one (1) 100-nautical-mile instrument cross-country instructional flight which includes at least three (3) different instrument approaches at three (3) different airports.
  • Part 141 General Requirements:
    • Must possess at least a private pilot rating
    • Must Read, Write, Understand, and Speak English
    • Obtain a FAA Medical Certificate (Prior to first Solo Flight)
    • Pass a FAA Oral and Practical Flight Test
    • Pass a FAA Written Knowledge Test
  • Solo Flight Requirements:
    • There are no solo flight requirements for this certificate!

Next steps:

Block time

Students can set up a block time account with $4000.00 cash or check. Students will receive a 5% discount off the hourly rate of flight and ground instruction. Therefore, if the training cost $16,000 then the student will save over $800.00.

Block time cannot be purchased with a credit card.

If a student requests a refund of their money on account, the 5% discount will be put back on each paid invoice and paid for out of the remainder of block time funds. After one year from the last invoice, the student can only fly off block time funds – a refund will not be given. Student can give credit on account to other students.

Discovery flight

If you would like to try a demo lesson, Veracity offers a discovery flight in the R22 for $155.00. This includes 30 minutes of ground and 25 minutes of hands-on flight! You can log it if you have a logbook or you can purchase one for $9.95+tax.

If you are over 220 pounds (the seat weight limit for the R22), the R44 discovery flight is $275.00.

Gift certificates for the discovery flight can be purchased over the phone or through email and make great presents. If the recipient decides they’d like to fly longer, additional flight time can be combined with the original certificate.

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