Instrument Rating

A Part 141 Certified Course

After achieving your Private Pilots License, the next step is your Instrument Rating!  The Instrument Rating is some of the most challenging training that an aspiring professional pilot undertakes.  Learning to fly and navigate by solely referencing the aircraft instruments, you will no longer be limited to flying on clear weather days. Upon completion of this course you will gain all of the knowledge and skills required to properly asses weather and fly under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR).  Our Instrument Rating Course is a certified FAA Part 141 Training Course which ensures your experience will be structured, efficient, accountable, and fun!  Full-time student pilots immersed in the Sanders Flight Training Center Instrument Rating Course can earn their Instrument Rating in as little as 4 weeks.

During your course of instruction you will enjoy ground and flight lessons that will guide you through Instrument Flight Rules, GPS Navigation, Radio Instrument Navigation, Meteorology, and flying Instrument Approach Procedures.

Additionally, our certified flight instructors will be there to ensure your success every step of the way.  All of our instructors are highly trained with experiences and backgrounds ranging from military aviation to careers at major passenger and cargo airlines.  When you entrust your training to Sanders Flight Training Center, you can rest assured that you will be learning from the best.

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What's Included?

  • 30 hours of ground instruction covering all required topics
  • 35 hours of Instrument Flight Training
  • Up to 30 hours of pre and post flight instruction
  • Unlimited practice in our Red Bird TD2 BATD Flight Training Device
  • Gleim Instrument Pilot Study Kit
  • FAA Knowledge Test Preparation
  • End of course career consultation with a Military or Major Airline Pilot

Total Cost


Extra training in addition to our included items will be billed at our standard rate/hr

Eligibility Requirements

  • Private Pilot or Commercial Pilot Certificate
  • Meet FAA Medical Requirements
  • US Citizen with proof of citizenship

Pilot Training Request Form

Students may begin private pilot training at age 16; however, they must be 17 years of age or older at the time of graduation
Select the highest level of training you would like to attain. Commercial pilots and above are able to fly for compensation or hire.
Sanders Flight Training Center strongly recommends that every attempt be made to be a full time student. Onsite lodging is available. Full time students complete training sooner and in most cases have considerably better performance when compared to part time students. Part time students may take considerably longer to complete their training depending on the individual student's commitment and amount of time between lessons.
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