instrument rating teaches you how to fly in fog, clouds,
and limited visibility. You will develop the judgment
to evaluate adverse weather conditions and the ability
to maneuver the helicopter by reference to
instruments. In addition to increasing your capabilities
as a helicopter pilot, it also enhances your
confidence and safety.
To be eligible for an instrument
rating, you must:
Hold at least a current private pilot certificate
with an aircraft category and class rating that applies
to the instrument rating sought.
Be able to read, speak, write and understand
the English language.
Have received and logged ground training on the aeronautical
knowledge areas of this section that apply to the instrument
Have logged at least 50 hours of cross-country flight
time as pilot in command, of which at least 10 hours must
be in helicopters for an instrument-helicopter rating.
Have a total of 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument
time on the areas of operation of this section including
at least 15 hours of instrument flight training from an
authorized instructor in the aircraft category for which
the instrument rating is sought, and instrument training
on cross-country flight procedures specific to airplanes,
or helicopters or a powered-lift.
Pass the knowledge test.
Pass the practical test.
NOTE: All number and
prices are subject to change and all hours are based
on FAA minimums.
NOTE 2: Due to current increased fuel rates throughout the country, we are forced to implement a temporary fuel surchargewhich may vary in price from time to time to all our current rates and services hourly. We hope to remove them swiftly if and when the fuel rates are reduced.