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Instrument Rating

Twin Oaks has five fully IFR and GPS equipped C-172s. These airplanes are perfect for instrument training. Below is a summarized list of the requirements necessary to be eligible for an instrument rating.

Eligibility for a Instrument Rating:

  • Hold at least a current private pilot certificate with an airplane category.

  • Be able to read, speak, understand, and write the English language fluently.

  • Hold a current FAA Medical Certificate.

  • Receive and log ground training from an authorized instructor or accomplish a home-study course appropriate to the instrument rating.

  • Pass the knowledge exam with a 70% or higher.

  • Receive flight training from an authorized instructor and receive the appropriate endorsements to take your practical test and knowledge test.

Log the following hours:

  • At least 50 hours of cross-country flight time as pilot in command, of which at least 10 hours must be in airplanes for an instrument — airplane rating; and

  • A total of 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument time on the areas of operation of this section, to include–

  • At least 15 hours of instrument flight training from an authorized instructor in the aircraft category for which the instrument rating is sought;

  • At least 3 hours of instrument training that is appropriate to the instrument rating sought from an authorized instructor in preparation for the practical test within the 2 calendar-months preceding the date of the test.

How Much Does it Cost?
Training costs will vary depending on the individual student’s level of commitment and skill. The largest variable that affects the final cost is the number of flight hours required to earn the Instrument Rating.




Books, Software, and Pilot Supplies                          $300

30 hours instruction time                                           $1,800

35 hours Aircraft Rental (C172)                                   $5,915

Written Test Fee                                                             $175 

Checkride Examiner Fee                                             $800

Airplane Rental for Checkride                                    $169 


Total                                                                            $9,159

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