Airman Flight School

Instrument Rating

Soar Beyond with a Multi-Engine Class Rating

Soar Beyond with a Multi-Engine Class Rating

Embark on the next chapter of your aviation career with our Multi-Engine Rating (MER) program. This pivotal training equips you to command aircraft with more than one engine, amplifying your aviation potential. Whether you're enhancing a Private Pilot License (PPL), Commercial Pilot License (CPL), or an Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL), our MER is your passport to the vast and dynamic realm of multi-engine aircraft.

Pre-flight Checklist: Eligibility Criteria

Why Choose Instrument Rating?
Training Options at Airman Flight Training

Before embarking on instrument training, consider your motivation. Common reasons include: having it as a safety net, progressing in an aviation career, or enhancing the efficiency of personal or business flying.

We offer a blend of airplane and FAA-approved simulator (AATD) training, a method we highly recommend. Choose between accelerated courses, completed in about 2 weeks (assuming pre-completion of the written test and cross-country requirements), or a self-paced course. Our state-of-the-art Redbird MCX full-motion simulator with dual controls, along with our Cessna 172 G 1000 aircraft, provides comprehensive instrument training.

Structured Training Approach
Instrument Rating Requirements (14 CFR 61.65)

Our syllabus and manual guide both students and instructors, ensuring efficient and effective training.

  • Current private pilot certificate.
  • Proficiency in English (reading, speaking, writing, understanding).

Flying Requirements

  • 50 hours of cross-country flight time as pilot in command.
  • 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument time, with up to 20 hours in an FAA Approved AATD Simulator.
  • At least one cross-country flight under IFR, covering a total distance of 250 nm.