Take Flight Aviation
Instrument Pilot Certificate
A person who applies for an instrument rating must:
Hold at least a current private pilot certificate or be concurrently applying for a private pilot certificate with an airplane, helicopter, or powered-lift rating appropriate to the instrument rating sought.
Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language.
You must have logged the following:
At least 50 hours of cross-country flight time as pilot in command. At least 10 of these hours must be in airplanes for an instrument-airplane rating.
A total of 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument time on the areas of operation listed in 61.65(c).
At least 15 hours of instrument flight training from an authorized instructor in the aircraft category for the instrument rating sought.
For instrument-airplane rating, instrument training on cross-country flight procedures that includes at least one cross-country flight in an airplane that is performed under instrument flight rules.
This flight must consist of:
A distance of at least 250 nm along airways or ATC-directed routing.
An instrument approach at each airport.
Three different kinds of approaches with the use of navigation systems (Example: ILS, VOR, GPS, etc).
At least 3 hours of instrument training that is appropriate to the instrument rating sought from an authorized instructor in preparation for the checkride within two calendar months before the examination date.
-All information above was obtained from AOPA.org
With our Red Bird FMX Full Motion Flight Simulator you can log 20hours of your flight time with an instructor towards your instrument rating. This provides you with a substantial savings over other ways to train to obtain your instrument rating.
Please contact us for more information or to schedule a demonstration of our Red Bird Flight Simulator.
Private Pilot Training
Obtaining a Private Pilot Certificate is the first step for people who are looking to fly an aircraft. A Private Pilot Certificate will allow you to fly with passengers as well as at night. There are many aircraft that you can fly with this rating.
The minimum requirements needed to be eligible for a Private Pilot Certificate are:
No age requirement for flight instruction But You Must:
Be 16 years old to solo
Be 17 years old to receive your pilot certificate<
Read, speak and understand English
Hold at least a third-class medical/student pilot certificate
Learning to fly is a combination of acquiring aeronautical knowledge, flight proficiency, and experience. Of the more than 600,000 pilots in the United States today, almost half hold private pilot certificates.
The process to obtaining your private pilot certificate include:
Solo flight time
Solo cross-country flights
FAA aeronautical knowledge test*
Practical Test preparation
*Aeronautical knowledge encompasses various subjects like aerodynamics, how the systems of the airplane that you are flying work, weather, FAA regulations, principles of navigation, aeronautical factors, aeronautical decision making, stall/spin awareness, and National Transportation and Safety Board incident/accident reporting requirements. We offer an Online based training course that includes all of the necessary information needed to pass the FAA aeronautical knowledge test.
Commercial Pilot Certificate
Most now combine the Commercial and Instrument rating in one course. While not necessary to hold a commercial license if you seek your instrument rating, many pilots choose to acquire both ratings.
Alien Flight Training
Take Flight Aviation is now eligable to train foreign flight students. Below is some information on some of the requirements necessary to obtain a Pilots License if you are not an American citizen. While this information is not comprehensive it will give you a good starting point.
You must participate in the Alien Flight Student Program and undergo a security threat assessment if:
You are an alien; and
You are seeking flight training inside or outside the United States for U.S. airman certificate under 14 CFR. This rule applies to flight training that you could use toward a recreational, sport, or private pilot certificate; multiengine or instrument rating; or any initial U.S. airman certificate issued by FAA.
NOTE: Information on this page applies only to aliens training in aircraft with a maximum certificate takeoff weight of 12,500 pounds or less. If you are training in an aircraft exceeding this weight read, TSA Background Checks for Training in Aircraft over 12,500.
As an alien, you are NOT required to participate in the AFSP and undergo a security threat assessment if:
You are seeking recurrent training, such as a flight review, instrument proficiency check, or flight training listed under 14 CFR 61.31; or
You are seeking ground training; or
You are participating in a discovery or demonstration flight for marketing purposes; or
The Department of Defense or U.S. Coast Guard (or a contractor with either) is providing your training.
You have been endorsed by the U.S. Department of Defense. Click here for instructions if you have been endorsed by DoD.
These exemptions are further clarified at www.flightschoolcandidates.gov.