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Instrument Rating

Earning Your Rating

The Instrument Rating allows you to fly under FAA’s Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC – that means fly right through clouds) and increases the flexibility of the airplane as a source of transportation.

Instead of flying by reference to the earth’s horizon, the airplane’s instruments are used to fly the airplane and navigate to the destination.

The Instrument Rating course, based on two or three sessions per week, is normally about four months.


Flight Training Sequence

  1. Instrument scanning, interpretation, and airplane control
  2. Radio and GPS navigation
  3. Holding patterns
  4. Instrument approaches
  5. Cross-country flying
  6. Review for the FAA written test
  7. Review for the FAA checkride

It’s Easy!

Step 1.

Submit the Online Enrollment Application Form

Step 2.

Pay $250 Application Processing Fee

Step 3.

Schedule Your Appointment for Enrolllment & Flight Training!

OCFC Resources

OCFC Course Program and Rates

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OCFC Course Program & Rates

FAA Part 141 Requirements

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Part 141 requirements.

FAA Part 61 Requirements

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Part 61 requirements.

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