INSTRUMENT

RATING

TYPICAL COURSE COMPLETION: 2 WEEKS

WRITTEN TEST PREP ADD-ON MODULE: 3 DAYS

Accelerated instrument training can be accomplished in under two weeks, but we have very intentionally chosen to encourage a full two week program in order to include some of the more advanced topics below. We feel these more challenging tasks and skills will  - in addition to setting you apart from the average joe pilot - ensure a level of competence and safety that will carry through to all of your future flying endeavors.

MAXIMIZED SIMULATOR UTILIZATION

OPERATIONS INTO CLASS B AIRPORTS

ICING AWARENESS & AVOIDANCE

IN DEPTH ENGINE MANAGEMENT

EXTENSIVE UTILIZATION OF FLOWS

THOROUGH SYSTEMS OVERVIEW

DEMO FLIGHT IN BRAND NEW SR22(T)

ADVANCED WEATHER PLANNING

EXPOSURE TO ACTUAL INSTRUMENT CONDITIONS & IFR FLIGHT

CROSSWIND TAKEOFF & LANDING PROFICENCY

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

 

We recognize that accelerated training programs aren’t a one-size-fits-all venture which is why we’ll work with you to develop an individualized training curriculum suited to your needs and accounting for your previous flight experience.

 

For those that are just beginning their instrument training, our accelerated training program will take you through all of the required material in just two weeks. If you've already started your instrument training, we strongly recommend still taking the course in its entirety so that you, too, can benefit from the more challenging tasks and skills mentioned above.

Training can be accomplished in your own Cirrus aircraft or we can provide an SR20 Perspective for you during the weeks you’re training. The full instrument course will encompass approximately 20 hours of simulator time, 30 hours of flight time, and nearly 50 hours of one-on-one ground instruction. For those that haven't already completed the instrument knowledge test, a 3 day written test prep add-on module is available.

 

CURRICULUM & TIMELINE

 

​Our particular brand of training aims to get you as much exposure to "real world" flying as we possibly can. This will occasionally mean getting stuck overnight somewhere due to deteriorating weather. We'll make every effort to make it back to home base each night - unless you'd prefer to turn this into an "exploring the country" adventure which IS an option - but even so, we ask for your flexibility should we fail in this endeavor.

 

Our flight training programs are scheduled based on a 6 days on, 1 day off rotation with the “days on” requiring a 9 hour per day commitment of time (typically 8am-5pm) that includes a one hour break. We realize that setting this time aside can often be the most daunting part of the accelerated training platform so we encourage you to let us know how we can best accommodate your schedule.

The typical layout of our 2 week instrument course is depicted below.

Modifications may be made at the instructor's discretion.

WEEK 1

BAIF, VOR & GPS navigation, instrument approach procedures, holds, STARS, DPs, and more!

REST DAY

simulator time: 20 hours     flight time: 4 hours     ground time: 24 hours

WEEK 2

flight planning, class B operations, abnormals/emergencies, crosswind proficiency, checkride prep

CHECKRIDE!

simulator time: 1.5 hours     flight time: 26.5 hours     ground time: 20 hours

 

PREREQUISITES

To ensure a smooth and timely training experience, the following requirements must be met prior to the start of your training event:

HOLD AN FAA PRIVATE PILOT CERTIFICATE.

HOLD A CURRENT AND VALID FAA MEDICAL CERTIFICATE.

ABLE TO READ, SPEAK, AND EASILY UNDERSTAND THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

PASSED FAA KNOWLEDGE EXAM FOR INSTRUMENT RATING - AIRPLANE OR ENROLLING IN OUR WRITTEN TEST PREP ADD-ON MODULE.

TSA APPROVAL, IF REQUIRED (NECESSARY ONLY FOR NON-U.S. CITIZENS).   
IF YOU'RE NOT A U.S. CITIZEN, COMPLETE OUR SIGN UP FORM SO THAT WE CAN ASSIST YOU WITH THIS PROCESS.

MINIMUM OF 15 HOURS OF LOGGED INSTRUMENT TIME (SIMULATED OR ACTUAL).

MINIMUM OF 35 HOURS OF LOGGED CROSS COUNTRY PIC TIME.

COMPLETED CIRRUS TRANSITION TRAINING WITH CSIP OR CTC

THIS CAN BE COMPLETED DURING YOUR ACCELERATED TRAINING EVENT BUT 3 ADDITIONAL DAYS OF TRAINING WILL BE NECESSARY

COMPLETED RECURRENT TRAINING WITH CSIP OR CTC WITHIN THE LAST 6 MONTHS

THIS CAN BE COMPLETED DURING YOUR ACCELERATED TRAINING EVENT BUT 1 ADDITIONAL DAY OF TRAINING WILL BE NECESSARY

 

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