Instrument Training

Looking To Add Instrument Rating Certification To Your Pilot Qualifications?

As a pilot, having an instrument rating is a great way to enhance your career prospects and make yourself even more valuable in the job market.

And if you have already acquired your private pilot license and aspire to move up the ladder and become a commercial or airline pilot, it is the perfect stepping stone to achieving your goals.

At the UND Aerospace Foundation Flight Training Center, we provide a comprehensive instrument training program designed to help you become an industry-leading professional.

What Is Instrument Rating Certification?

Instrument rating certification enables pilots to operate in IFR (instrument flight rules) conditions or fly an aircraft safely with zero references to the ground/landscape.

In other words, an instrument rating certificate allows you to fly by relying on aircraft navigation systems alone where visibility is limited or nonexistent due to bad weather or other factors.

Instrument rating certification requires a pilot to demonstrate advanced knowledge of aeronautical navigation systems and instruments, as well as the ability to remain calm and focused during challenging flight conditions.

Why Is Instrument Training Important?

Instrument rating certification has many benefits for pilots and is a requirement for many commercial and airline pilots. For starters, it allows pilots to fly safely in challenging weather conditions and navigate without relying on a visual reference.

Additionally, instrument rating certification provides more reliability and flexibility when scheduling flights as the pilot can adapt to changing weather conditions. Not to mention, it adds to your professional qualifications as a pilot, making you more attractive to potential employers.

Getting Started On Your Instrument Rating Certification

If you’re looking to obtain your instrument rating certification, the best place to start is by enrolling in a reputable flight school that has a track record for producing safe and competent pilots. That is where we come into the picture!

Known for being one of the best flight schools in the USA, backed by a proven track record of providing quality FAA-approved training (under part 141 and part 61 regulations) and a full range of flight training solutions, the UND Aerospace Foundation is the ideal place to start your journey towards becoming a competent instrument-rated pilot.

Our instrument rating program builds on the knowledge and skills you acquired during your private pilot training and provides a well-structured path designed to give you quality training that meets the FAA’s requirements for instrument rating certification.

To enroll in our instrument rating program at the UND Aerospace Foundation, you must:

  • Be at least 17 years old
  • Have a valid private pilot certificate
  • Have at least a third-class FAA medical certificate
  • Be able to speak, read, write, and understand the English language
  • Have the financial resources to fund your training

The UND Aerospace Foundation Instrument Rating Program At A Glance

Our accelerated instrument rating program is designed to help you master all aspects of instrument flying and get your certification in as little as two and a half months. We focus on providing comprehensive and tailored learning plans that cover all aspects of instrument rating training, including:

  • Instrument flight operations (IFR)
  • En route and terminal procedures
  • Instrument approaches
  • Weather theory, forecasting, and charts
  • Aviation weather services
  • Decision-making in IFR operations
  • Emergency procedures

You will need to complete the necessary ground classes and flight training, log the stipulated flight hours, and pass both the FAA written exam and the check ride to obtain your instrument rating certificate.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through every step of the way, helping you develop the necessary knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to fly safely under IFR conditions.

Are You Ready To Take The Leap?

If you’re ready to further your qualifications as a pilot and add an instrument rating certificate to your repertoire, the UND Aerospace Foundation is the perfect flight school for you. 

Our experienced instructors, modern fleet of aircraft, and rigorous curriculum will provide you with everything you need to succeed. Visit our website or call us today to enroll in our upcoming instrument rating classes!


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