5 Day Instrument Rating (Finish Up) or IFR Transition Course

Our Instrument Rating Finish Up Course is designed to finish up the instrument rating for customers with previous instrument training or transition pilots into new avionics platforms for IFR instrument flight.  The course is 5 days in length.  Our training focuses on Single Pilot Operations with Scenario Based Training

Train the way you Fly - Fly the way you train

The 5th day includes the instrument rating practical test with an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner or an instrument proficiency check with an Instrument Instructor.

Instrument Rating Finish-Up Course Includes: 

  • Flight Instructor Exclusively Assigned to You
  • Unlimited Instruction
  • Training Materials
  • FAA Practical Test Recommendation & Checkride
  • Call for pricing - (in your plane)
  • Call for pricing - (in our plane) Cirrus SR22 G3 Perspective/ GPS WAAS or Cirrus SR22 Avidyne / GPS Garmin 430 WAAS or CE-172RG / GPS Garmin 430 WAAS or PA-28-151 Piper Warrior with GPS Garmin 430 WAAS
  • Note: Course, pricing, flight and ground instruction can be customized to individual needs
  • Note: Hotel & housing available
  • Note: Courtesy vehicle transportation available
  • Note: Train at our location or we can train at your location anywhere in the US
  • Contact Us At: 218-879-6599 for Course Scheduling


IFR Course Prerequisites:

For pilots seeking an Instrument rating finish-up course; come prepared with the following information.

  • FAA Instrument written test passed
  • Current US Passport, or Birth Certificate & Government Issued ID
  • Basic Med or FAA third class medical or better
  • 40 hours PIC cross country time logged
  • 30 hours of simulated or actual instrument time in an airplane logged
  • Current Biennial Flight Review logged
  • VFR currency to the Private Pilot Practical Test Standards


Instrument Rating Training Topics Include:

    • Risk Management
    • Aeronautical Decision Making
    • Task Management
    • Single Pilot Resource Management
    • Scenario Based Training
    • Personal Minimums
    • Basic Instrument Flying
    • Flight Planning
    • ATC System & Communications
    • Autopilot training
    • Advanced aircraft & avionics systems training
    • Glass panel training
    • Fuel Planning / and alternate airports
    • Weather planning for the general aviation pilot
    • Proper power settings and airspeed control
    • Proper ATC radio communications
    • Flight Planning - Airway and Off Airway
    • Nonprecision approaches
    • Precision ILS approaches
    • Circle-to-land
    • IFR cross country
    • Enroute procedures
    • Localizer backcourse
    • DME arc maneuvers
    • ASR and PAR approach
    • Visual and contact approaches
    • Advanced instrument approaches - GPS, L-NAV, L-NAV+V, LPV - WAAS
    • Partial panel flying.
    • Proper power settings and airspeed control
    • Holding procedures
    • VOR and NDB tracking


Accelerated Flight Training



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