10 Day Instrument Rating

Earn your instrument rating in exactly 10 days by training like a professional using our full-time & focused approach.

The course consists of an organized combination of ground, simulator, and flight training – all of which are provided by an instructor who is one of the best in the business. You will avoid the cancellations, instructor changes, and repeated lessons that are often inevitable with traditional flight training.

What You Receive

  • Complete instrument training kit
  • Experienced instructor dedicated to your schedule for 10 days
  • Scenario-based curriculum designed for real-world experience
  • Approximately 35 hours of flight instruction
  • Approximately 20 hours of ground instruction
  • Personal weather minimums development

Training Schedule

Your training can be scheduled for 10 consecutive days or in a series of separate full-day sessions. Many of our customers opt for two 5-day sessions with a weekend break in between. Additional travel expenses may apply if the course is separated.


  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship
  • Private pilot certificate
  • Medical certificate
  • Airman knowledge test report
  • 15 Hours cross-country pilot-in-command


The cost of the program is $6,995. We will come to your location (outside of Austin, TX) for an additional $1,000 plus travel and lodging expenses for your instructor if applicable. Arrangements to utilize a spare bedroom or guest house and/or extra vehicle are acceptable as agreed upon by you and your instructor. The instructor’s vehicle expenses are calculated using the IRS standard mileage rate.

Instrument Rating Requirements

A person who applies for an instrument-airplane rating must have logged:

  1. 50 hours of cross-country flight time as pilot in command, of which 10 hours must have been in an airplane; and
  2. 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument time, of which 15 hours must have been received from an authorized instructor who holds an instrument-airplane rating, and the instrument time includes:
    1. 3 hours of instrument flight training from an authorized instructor in an airplane that is appropriate to the instrument-airplane rating within 2 calendar months before the date of the practical test; and
    2. Instrument flight training on cross-country flight procedures, including one cross-country flight in an airplane with an authorized instructor, that is performed under instrument flight rules, when a flight plan has been filed with an air traffic control facility, and that involves:
      1. A flight of 250 nautical miles along airways or by directed routing from an air traffic control facility;
      2. An instrument approach at each airport; and
      3. Three different kinds of approaches with the use of navigation systems.

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Additional Resources

Instrument Rating ACS