Instrument Airplane Curriculum

Requirements (FAR 61.65)
  • Private Pilot - English Proficiency
  • Pass required knowledge exam (70% or better)
  • 50 hours PIC XC, with at least 10 hours in airplanes
  • 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument time including
    • 15 hours instrument flight training from a CFII
    • 3 hours instrument training within 60 days of practical test
    • Max of 20 hours in simulator if training not Part 142
  • XC of 250nm along airways or ATC-directed routing including:
    • An instrument approach at each airport
    • Three different kinds of approaches with use of nav systems
Practical Test Standards (PDF)