FAA INSTRUMENT RATING
The FAA instrument rating (IR) refers to the qualifications that a pilot must have in order to fly under IFR (Instrument Flight Rules). This rating requires the applicant to hold an FAA private pilot or commercial pilot certificate. The most significant value of flying under IFR is the ability to fly into instrument meteorological conditions (such as inside the clouds) and operating in Class A airspace.
- Be at least 17 years of age
- Hold a valid FAA Private Pilot Certificate
- Be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language
- Hold a valid FAA Class 3 Medical Certificate