Learning to fly based on only instruments is an important skill for flying in clouds, low visibility or weather conditions that are less than ideal. This course will teach students how to trust their instruments and avoid fixating on one item (i.e. airspeed, altitude). This course is not absolutely mandatory for hire but will improve the skill of the student pilot and will ultimately make the student more “hire-able” in the future.
FAA Rating Requirements
Part 141 General Requirements
Must posses at least a private pilot rating
Must read, write, understand and speak English
Pass an FAA oral and practical flight test
Pass an FAA written knowledge test
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.