Learn to Fly
7 day IFR Rating
Why should I choose
Is this guaranteed? No
predict student performance. But we do everything possible to
students are trained to pass their checkride. Folks show up at all
levels of pilot
skill and we must ensure that you get to a checkride not only showing
proficiency with instrument maneuvers, but also qualified for the
certificate you already hold. That includes good checklist
as well as being able to demonstrate proficiency in the "FAA Special
Emphasis" areas of collision avoidance, runway incursion, wake
turbulence, and crosswind technique. We will ensure that you meet
these requirements before we send you for a checkride.
- This is a quick, efficient, structured training program to
this training with minimum pain, maximum quality.
- We constantly evalute our competitors to ensure that our
the highest quality at the most reasonable cost in the country...
for yourself. We're not beat by anyone.
- You are PIC for the entire program receiving PIC credit in
for 100% of the flight time.
- Safety: techniques for safe instrument flight are
instructor which is also a Designated Aviation Safety Counselor and
speaks to groups
on these topics frequently.
- Your instructor has been teaching since 1996, is a Master
Instructor (NAFI), Advanced Ground Instructor rated (FAA), a Gold Seal
Certificated Flight Instructor (FAA), an Aviation Safety Counselor
(FAA), and a former airline pilot. Your instructor is a highly
qualified ATP-rated, FAA Gold Seal, NAFI
with 100% pass rate. None of the other providers use an
instructor of this calibre. See the bio
for more information.
- Personal attention is provided as you progress through your
You'll never wonder about your progress. You will
fall through the cracks.
The biggest single predictor of student success is their own
commitment to succeed. Combine a willingness to succeed with
from distraction and you'll accomplish your instrument rating on
Do you have aircraft
available for rental? No, I am not in the
business of aircraft rental nor do I affiliate with FBOs to provide
rental aircraft for this program. Nor do I wish to compete with
the beginning flight instructors at the FBO who are often scraping by
on $10-15/hour. This program is designed for aircraft owners and helps them to not
only get rated but become comfortable in their aircraft.
What if a weather causes a delay
in my training? In the event
a delay in your training, there are no additional instructional
How does this compare with
other programs? This program is very
competitive with other programs. Compare for
Why is it so much cheaper? No advertising, no $3,000 ads in
magazines, and low overhead. What's it like to save $1000 - $2000
compared to other programs? Its enough to pay the fuel/oil, ramp
fees, and hotels for
your next big trip!
IFR finish up training (ifrnow.com)
& IFR Adventure.com, $3,000 + your aircraft
10-day IFR Instrument Rating
Training (ifrnow.com) & IFR Adventure.com,
$3,950 + your aircraft
$4,995 + your aircraft
IFR.COM, $4,500 + your aircraft
$3,950 + your aircraft
$4,500 + your aircraft
$5,000 + your aircraft
Which program is right for me?
10-Day IFR program
7-Day IFR program
- You want a slower pace program.
- You are doing the program in a TAA, complex, or multi
- You are starting with zero time and need to go from
VFR to IFR rated.
- You already have 10-15 hours of training.
- You are already proficient under the hood:
hold heading, altitude, and airspeed during climbing, descending, and
straight & level flight.
- You already meet the minimum requirements to get the
- You need to build your confidence in the IFR system.
- You meet PTS standards and want to brush up prior to
day program (slower pace) in your aircraft $4,000
up" program in your aircraft $3,000
day program in your aircraft $1,000
What discounts are available?
What if I need more time to
complete my training?
- Two students trained at the same time
are offered a slower pace 12-day program $3,000 each - 70% more
training for the same cost.
- Certain aircraft, because of their complexity, require
to become confident in real world IFR conditions. If your
burns Jet-A, has more than one engine, or is a helicopter, you get an
extra day of instructor time. Free.
- Helicopter? See the 7-day
helicopter instrument rating training.
Its easier to schedule students when I know your needs up front.
If you have any doubt, schedule a 10-day training program.
Additional training days are available at a discounted rate.
Where is the training
Tampa or Minneapolis depending on
time of year.
Can you come to me?
Absolutely. Training can be performed in your locale.
Additional expenses will be applied to the cost of your training
including accommodations, meals, and transportation during your
training course. The IFR Adventure is the capstone of your
training and would be customized to your region of the country
originating from your city.
What materials are provided during my training?
- Unlimited flight and ground instruction, during the
- Ground Training Materials, four week study plan,
prior to flight training:
- Instrument Rating Practical Test Standards
- Book: Getting
the Most from Your Flight Training
- Book: Oral
Exam Prep Guide (250pages)
- Book: Instrument
Rating Checkride Reviewer (308 pages)
- Book: Checkride
Study Guide - Airports, Airspace & Runway Markings
- Book: Checkride
Study Guide - Instrument Rating Ground School
- Free LOAN of additional training materials while in
training, as needed, including textbooks and a set of training
DVDs. Additional deposit required to ensure return.
- Any required
are included (high performance or complex) at no additional charge.
LOANER: This set of training DVDs is an exclusive collection of
DVDs to assist the instrument student.
What are the
requirements for an Instrument Rating?
- have a passing score on your instrument written,
- have at least 50 hours PIC cross country,
- have at least 40 hours of instrument time
- meet PTS requirements
- Curious about the instrument checkride? See the Instrument Rating
Checkride Plan of Action
Do I need to have my written done before attending training?
Yes. There is much work to be done in your training program that
you wont have enough time to worry about a written exam. Get a
hold of an Instrument Rating written exam review guide (Gleim, ASA,
etc) and study it so that you can take the written and make the best
possible score. See the pilot store for
materials you'll need. Practice tests are available at
What Should I Bring?
The following are
requirements for your checkride:
- Pilot Certificate, Medical (at least 3rd class)
- Evidence of citizenship: passport or birth
certificate with government issued picture id.
- Sunglasses & Shorts during the Summer.
- Headset, foggles, logbook.
- Written test results
- Current FAR/AIM
- Supplied textbooks
- The balance due for your training program.
- The set of training DVDs that were loaned to you.
- Aircraft, must provide logbooks to prove:
- current annual & IFR status,
- all ADs have been complied with,
- pitot static & transponder certification within
preceeding 24 calendar months
Are you qualified in my aircraft model?
Yes. I have skills in most of the common aircraft models out
If you need an insurance checkout, its a great way to complete those
requirements and build time towards your rating. You must provide proof
of current inspections (Annual, Pitot-Static, Transponder) to begin
your training as well as for your checkride. GPS equipped
aircraft should have a current database.
- All glass cockpit implementations, and most stand alone GPS
- All models of Cessna 172, 182, 206, C185.
- All models of the Piper PA28 and PA24 lines.
- All models of the Grumman AA5 line.
- All models of the Piper PA32 line from the Cherokee 6 to
the newest models of the Saratoga.
- Most models of the Piper twin line including Seminole
Seneca (PA34), Aztec (PA23), Twin Comanche (PA30/39).
- Most models of the Cessna twin line including 310, 340, and
- Most models of the Beechcraft twin line including BE76,
BE95, BE55, and King Air(C90).
- All models of Bonanza from the 33 to the 36, including the
- All models of Mooney Aircraft.
- Cirrus SR22
- Several helicopter training aircraft including Schweizer
300C/300Cbi, Hughes 269, R44, Hiller, and Bell 206.
- A few experimental aircraft including the RV6 and Velocity.
Will I really be finished in 7 or 10 days?
Yes. If you commit to succeed and give me consecutive days of
uninterrupted time, you will complete your rating. Because you
will live, eat, breathe, and sleep IFR, the intensity of the training
guarantees you'll retain the material long after you leave
training. To continue building proficiency, I provide these
services for my students:
- an "after care" syllabus to ensure students are building
confidence in their abilities,
- follow up contact about challenges faced and results, and
- the IFR Adventure to expose the student to new training
opportunities such as long range flight planning, weather decision
making, and international flight planning.