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Completion of the Instrument Pilot Certification will allow a pilot to plan, file, and fly on an Instrument
Flight plan in an Instrument rated helicopter. This certification is usually required for a Professional Pilot.  Having an Instrument Rating allows for flying when there is not perfect VFR weather, hugely increasing pilot safety when skies are not clear.

Eligibility Requirements

- Hold at least a current FAA Private Pilot Rotorcraft/Helicopter Certificate
- Able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language
- Hold a valid 3rd Class FAA medical certificate

Certification Requirements


- 50 hours of cross-country flight time as pilot in command
- 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument
- 30 hours of Ground Instruction
- Pass the FAA Knowledge Test
- Pass the FAA Practical Exam

Interested in the Instrument Pilot Course?

Interested in flying but don't know where to start?

A Discovery Flight with us is the perfect way for you to get your first experience of flying an airplane or helicopter. Our Discovery Flights are 30 minutes long.  Gift Certificates Available!

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