Instrument Rating Flight Requirements

PART 61
14 CFR 61.109

  • 40 Hours Total Flight Time
  • 20 Hours Instruction from a CFI, which includes:
      3 Hours Instruction in last 60 days
      3 Hours Cross Country Instruction
      3 Hours Instrument Instruction
      3 Hours Night Instruction
      1 Cross Country at least 100 nm
      10 Take-offs and Landings (full stop) in the Traffic Pattern
  • 10 Hours Solo flight training which includes:
      5 Hours Solo Cross Country
      1 Cross Country at least 150 nm
      3 legs with full stop landings
      1 leg at least 50 nm straight line
      3 full stop Take-offs and landings in the traffic pattern at an airport with an operating control tower.

PART 141
14 CFR 141.101

  • 35 Hours Total Flight Time
  • 20 Hours Instruction from a CFI, which includes:
      3 Hours Cross Country Instruction
      3 Hours Instrument Instruction
      3 Hours of night flight training including 1 cross-country of more than 100 nm and 10 takeoffs and landings to full stop.
  • 5 Hours Solo flight training which includes:
      1 Solo cross country, landing at 3 points, at least 100 nm with one segment at least 50 nm
      3 Take-offs and landings in the traffic pattern at an airport with an operating control tower.