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Instrument Ratings Certification

By learning how to fly relying solely on helicopter instruments, you’ll be prepared for challenging weather conditions and flight emergencies while you’re in the sky. This type of knowledge and ability is an excellent investment for any pilot and is almost a must for a career pilot. In just the last decade, the standard ratings required by many employers have been adjusted to include various levels of instument certification due to the sophistication of new helicopters and stiffer insurance requirements. We offer three levels of instument training—the Instrument Certificate, the Add-On Instrument Certificate and the Certified Flight Instructor/Instrument (CFII) Certificate.


Instrument Certificate

The basic FAA requirements that need to be met to qualify for an Instrument Certificate are:

  • Have at least a Private Pilot Certificate
  • Have completed a minimum of 40 hours of simulated IFR training
  • Have completed a minimum of 50 hours of pilot-in-command (PIC) cross-country flight hours
  • Pass an FAA written exam
  • Pass an oral test and check ride with an FAA examiner

Utah Helicopter Flight Academy instument training includes:

  • 40 hours dual flight instruction in Robinson R44
  • 30 hours of ground school
  • Your check ride

Estimated total cost: $25,250.*

 


Add-On Instrument Certificate

The basic FAA requirements that need to be met to qualify for an Add-On Instrument Certificate are:

  • Have at least a Private Pilot Certificate
  • Have your Instrument Certification
  • Have at least 15 hours of simulated IFR training in a Robinson R44
  • Pass an FAA written exam
  • Pass an oral test and check ride with an FAA examiner

Utah Helicopter Flight Academy add-on instument training includes:

  • 15 hours dual flight instruction in Robinson R44
  • 10 hours of ground school
  • Your check ride

Estimated total cost: $9,775*