Instrument Rating Course (10 Days)

Note: If additional time is required to bring you up to the FAA 40 hour instrument experience or 50 hour PIC cross country minimums, it can be incorporated into your IFR training at a rate of $150.00 per hour for dual instruction in the PA-28-180.

Aircraft rental for the checkride is 100.00 per hour. Your instructor will accompany you to your checkride and no additional charge.

The examiners charge $500.00 for the checkride and you can expect to pay the examiner directly on checkride day.

A courtesy car may be provided free of charge for local transportation.

If you need transportation from either MBS or APN, pickup can be arranged for a $300.00 fee round trip (fee includes pick up and drop off to the airport).

Hotel rooms are available for a very affordable rate of $35.00 per night. (subject to seasonal restrictions)

The cost for our 10 day IFR course is $4995.00 and includes:

1.      25 hours of dual instruction in our Garmin 430 WAAS equipped PA-28.

2.      Unlimited dual instruction in our Elite PI-135 BATD, (10 hours are loggable).

3.      Unlimited ground instruction including pre and post flight briefings and oral prep.

Prerequisites:

1. Instrument written exam completed.

2. 45 hours of PIC cross country of at least 50 nm.

3. 10 hours of simulated (hood) or actual instrument experience. This can include the instrument training you received as a student pilot while working on your private pilot’s certificate.

 The FAA written test must be completed prior to arrival for our accelerated courses.


IFR Foundation Course

The IFR Foundation Course includes a comprehensive review of the following:

1. Basic Attitude Instrument Flight

2. Partial Panel (vacuum failures - including timed and compass turns)

3. IFR Departure Procedures, DP’s, ODP’s, SID’s and STAR’s

4. IFR Procedures Checklists and Profiles

5. IFR Flight Planning, Performance and Flight Plan Filing Procedures

6. Flight Plan Loading and Editing (Garmin 430)

7. ILS and LOC Only Approaches

8. Localizer Back Course Approaches

9. VOR and Airway Navigation

10. VOR Approaches

11. GPS /RNAV Approaches (Garmin 430 WAAS) including LP, LPV, LNAV/VNAV LNAV and LNAV+V

12. DME Arcs

13. Circling Approaches

14. CFIT, VDP’s and Operations in Mountainous Terrain

15. Holding (depicted and non-depicted ATC issued instructions)

16. Regulations, Currency and Personal Minimums

17. Approach Plates and Enroute Charts (hard copy and digital electronics)

18. Aviation Weather and Weather Services

19. Hazardous Weather (Thunderstorms, Icing, Windshear and Fog)

20. Inoperative Equipment and MEL’s FAR 91.213

21. ADM and SRM

Although I use traditional, “steam gauge” equipment because I believe it can make you a better IFR pilot faster, nearly 100% of our IFR foundation course translates directly to EFIS, and “glass cockpit” equipped aircraft.

The cost for our IFR foundation course is 995.00 and includes lodging and courtesy car.

And best of all, if you decide to continue your IFR training with us at some later date, 100% of the cost of the instrument foundation course will be applied to the cost of our full 10-day IFR course cost total.

$995.00

Are you ready to begin your IFR training and simply want a big jump-start to get things moving forward?

Are you working on your FAA IFR written exam and want to understand the meaning of the material instead of simply trying to memorize it?

Are you working with a local CFII but you feel like you are spinning your wheels and not getting anywhere with your instrument training?

Have you been working on your instrument rating for better than 6-12 months and just can’t seem to get over the finish line?

Are you practicing with a hood and a safety pilot but don’t know what to practice or maybe you just want to get the most out of your practice time?

Do you have all of the IFR requirements complete, are nearly ready for your checkride, but just do not feel comfortable with all of the IFR procedures and are looking for a comprehensive IFR review?

Are you interested in accelerated IFR training, but are not sure if it is for you or maybe you are interested in accelerated IFR training, but you just don’t have 10 days of free time to spare away from work or family?

Do you want to save money on IFR training or do you simply want to add some structure and guidance into your IFR training?

If any of these situations sound familiar, then my IFR foundation course is what you are looking for.

I designed the IFR foundation course as an introduction and comprehensive review for all aspects of IFR training. My goal was to add direction and the necessary structure to IFR procedures. The IFR foundation course has been tested, refined and proven over better than 30 years I have been teaching

IFR procedures.

My IFR foundation course is a 3-days of intensive IFR training tailored to your individual needs and experience. I will not only teach you how to do each required maneuver but will also teach you why we do each maneuver the way that we do. That way, you not only learn, but understand and retain the information.

The IFR foundation course combines one-on-one ground and simulator training over three 8-hour days. I only work with one student at a time, so you have my undivided attention. There are no distractions or schedule competition with others to deal with.

As an added bonus, up to 10 hours of our simulator instruction can be logged and counted towards the 40 hours of required IFR training for the instrument rating saving you both time and money.


IFR Finish-Up Course (3 Days)

 

The examiners charge $500.00 for the checkride and you can expect to pay the examiner directly on checkride day.

A courtesy car may be provided free of charge for local transportation.

If you need transportation from either MBS or APN, pickup can be arranged for a $300.00 fee round trip (fee includes pick up and drop off to the airport).

Hotel rooms are available for a very affordable rate of $35.00 per night. (subject to seasonal restrictions)

$2595.00

The IFR Finish-Up Course is designed for pilots that have a minimum of 30 hours of previous IFR experience and the minimum FAA minimum requirements.  

Our IFR Finish-Up course includes:

1.      8 hours of dual instruction in our PA-28 aircraft.

2.     8 hours of ground instruction and oral prep.

3.     3 hours of aircraft rental for the IFR checkride.

 The FAA written test must be completed prior to arrival for our accelerated courses.


Own Aircraft - Instrument Rating Course (10 Days)

 

The examiners charge $500.00 for the checkride and you can expect to pay the examiner directly on checkride day.

A courtesy car may be provided free of charge for local transportation.

If you need transportation from either MBS or APN, pickup can be arranged for a $300.00 fee round trip (fee includes pick up and drop off to the airport).

Hotel rooms are available for a very affordable rate of $35.00 per night. (subject to seasonal restrictions)

 

 

$3495.00

We are happy to complete our 10-day instrument rating course in your own personal aircraft if it is properly inspected an equipped.

In order to be used for IFR training, the aircraft must:

1.      Have a current annual inspection.

2.      Be IFR certified with required inspections current within the previous 24 months .

3.      Meet the required instrument approach capability; ILS, VOR and LOC Only.

4.      GPS capability is not required, but if installed it must be IFR certified with a current data base.

5.      All instruments and equipment must be operable or placarded per FAR 91.213.

For the IFR rating, our own aircraft instrument rating course includes:

       1. Up to 30 hours of dual instruction in your aircraft.

       2. 10 hours of dual instruction in our Elite PI-135 ATD.

       3. Unlimited ground instruction including briefing and oral prep.

   The FAA written test must be completed prior to arrival for our accelerated courses.