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Instrument Rating

Don’t let the fog or clouds stop you from flying. Learn to fly the airplane, and find your destination runway, with no visibility outside. We offer instrument flight training and can train you in our Cessna 172, 172RG, Piper Warrior and Arrow airplanes as well as a Frasca sim and/or your own airplane.

We can train you in the latest GPS techniques too - we have airplanes equipped with the Garmin 430/530 and GNS650 GPS navigators too.

Cessna 172 Instrument Flight Training Sport Pilot Private Pilot License Aerobatics tailwheel San Jose San Francisco Bay Area Northern California Flight School

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The San Francisco Bay Area is very well suited to instrument flight training. We frequently have low lying cloud and fog layers nearby to train in, yet our airport (San Jose, Reid Hillview - KRHV) is VFR almost all the time.

Prerequisite: Private Pilot Certificate with 50 hrs pilot in command cross-country flight. Medical: Class I, II, or III

Time: 40 hrs instrument time including one 250 nautical mile dual cross-country trip, and additional requirements as per FAR 61.65. *

Cost: Approximately $6000-$8000

We recommend our Instrument Rating Ground School to prepare you for the knowledge test. We'll even rebate you up to $200 towards your flight training!

Prices and rates are subject to change without notice. All training and rentals are subject to the terms and conditions in the Renters' Agreement.

Come and fly with us in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area of California. Our flight school facilities are located at Reid Hillview airport in San Jose (KRHV), at the south end of San Francisco Bay, and Salinas Municipal Airport in Salinas, a few miles east of Monterey. We offer ground and flight training for sport pilot, private pilot, commercial pilot, instrument rating, CFI (certified flight instructor), tailwheel, acrobatics, and multi engine certificates and ratings.