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Flight Instructor
Instrument Rating


The instrument flight instructor rating allows the pilot to teach the art of instrument flying to aspiring instrument pilots. It, too, requires considerable knowledge and the ability to properly teach a subject and fulfill the responsibilities of this important position. Note: Theoretically it is possible for a pilot to obtain only an instrument flight instructor certificate, but that is not recommended and would not be acceptable for employment as a flight instructor in most cases.

The course, based on two or three sessions per week, normally takes about two months.

FAA Requirements
  • No minimum flight time requirements
  • 18 years of age
  • Commercial pilot certificate
  • Flight instructor certificate

Flight Training Sequence:
  • Teaching technical subjects
  • Teaching flight maneuvers and procedures
  • Review for the FAA written test
  • Review for the FAA checkride

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