Instrument Rating refers to the qualifications that a pilot must have in order to fly in instrument metereological conditions (IMC)
or operate under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). The Instrument rating is a must if you want to become a career pilot but is very useful when flying long distances as a private pilot.

Course entry requirements

  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • Class 1 or 2 medical certificate
  • You must have a Private Licence or Commercial Licence
  • 50 hrs minimum navigational flight time
  • ICAO Level 4 English proficiency


Ground training

You will be covering the following subjects during groundschool:

  • Air law
  • Operations and Procedures
  • All Weather Operations
  • General Radio
  • Instrumentation
  • Flight planning & Monitoring
  • Human performance & limitations
  • Meteorology
  • Radio navigation
  • Communications

Note: The above ground school is incorporated into the commercial pilot licence course if an instrument rating is sought.

Flight training

Flight Training for this course requires you to complete a minimum of 40 hours, 20 of which may be done on a simulator. During the course you will learn how to fly the aircraft solely by means of interpretation and understanding of the flight instruments and later how to navigate published departure and arrival routes. Our designated IF training routes will expose you to controlled airspace environments and all of the instrument flight procedures that coincide with flying under Instrument Flight Rules.

It is a very interesting course and will most definitely make you a much safer and more methodical pilot!

The course duration is  2-3 months full-time.


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