Instrument Rating

Earn your instrument rating to hit the skies with the skills you need!

When you need to elevate your flying skills, obtaining an Instrument Rating is crucial for pilots looking to enhance their capabilities and safety in the sky. At Golf Aero, a premier flight training school in Texas, aspiring pilots can embark on a transformative journey toward mastering the art of instrument flying. With a focus on precision, efficiency, and advanced techniques, Golf Aero's Instrument Rating course opens doors to new horizons in aviation.

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Golf Aero is your premier destination for flight training excellence in the Dallas, Texas, region. With a steadfast commitment to safety, quality instruction, and student success, Golf Aero stands as a beacon of innovation in the aviation community. Read on to learn about the details of our Instrument pilot certificate program, and contact us when you’re ready to start training! Welcome to Golf Aero – where dreams take flight.

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What is Instrument Rating

Instrument Rating is an advanced certification that enables pilots to fly in a wide range of weather conditions and navigate various airspace environments with precision and confidence. At Golf Aero, we offer comprehensive Instrument Rating training as part of our advanced pilot courses, allowing students to hone their skills in instrument flying techniques and decision-making processes. By mastering the ability to interpret flight instruments and fly solely by reference to instruments, pilots can enhance their safety and proficiency in challenging flying conditions. Golf Aero equips aspiring aviators with the expertise and experience necessary to excel in the world of aviation with Instrument Rating certification.

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The Importance of Instrument Rating

Instrument Rating is a vital component of a pilot's skill set, allowing them to navigate through challenging weather conditions and low visibility with confidence and accuracy. As part of Golf Aero's pilot training program, students learn the intricacies of reading and interpreting flight instruments, honing their abilities to fly solely by reference to instruments.

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Advanced Training in Dallas

Located in the vibrant city of Dallas, Golf Aero provides the perfect backdrop for pilots to immerse themselves in a dynamic learning environment. With a state-of-the-art fleet and experienced instructors, students undergo rigorous training in the classroom and air, preparing them to excel in real-world flying scenarios.

Earn Your Instrument Rating

Elevate your flying expertise with our Instrument Rating (IR) course! Our cutting-edge program integrates the aircraft and latest simulator, guided by expert instructors with real-world experience. From mastering IFR procedures to hands-on instrument flying, our comprehensive curriculum ensures you're ready for any sky. Benefit from the Jeppesen advantage, using top-notch navigation materials to enhance your skills. Our simulator sessions make the transition to real-world IFR conditions seamless. With a focus on regulatory excellence, you'll navigate confidently while complying with all IFR regulations. Enroll today, and let's soar together into a future of precision and confidence in the skies!


  • Must be 17 years old

  • Must read, write, speak, and understand English

  • Must have at least a Private Pilot Certificate and have 50 XC hours

  • Must have at least a third-class FAA medical certificate

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Learning With Golf Aero

Golf Aero is dedicated to shaping the next generation of skilled and confident aviators. As a professional flight training school based in Texas, we offer a comprehensive range of courses, including private and commercial pilot training, instrument rating, and time-building opportunities for aspiring pilots. With a commitment to excellence and safety, our experienced instructors, top-of-the line fleet, and state-of-the-art facilities provide a nurturing environment for students to develop their skills and passion for aviation. Whether you're embarking on a new career path or seeking to enhance your flying abilities, Golf Aero is here to support you every step of the way on your journey towards mastering the skies.

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Course Description

As a leading provider of the top flight training in Dallas, we are proud to offer you the programs required to reach your goals as a pilot, including earning your instrument rating. An instrument rating allows pilots to fly in the clouds or in conditions where outside visual reference is not possible. The rating develops the pilot's advanced navigation and piloting skills.

Here at Golf Aero, we developed a program to obtain your instrument rating; our program consists of the following:

  • 40 hours of dual (Flight Instruction)

  • Instrument rating ground school

  • Complete course kit (Electronic Flight Bag)


Estimate based on the realistic average hours needed to obtain the Instrument Rating.

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Cessna 172

  • 20 hours of dual instruction on Aircraft

  • 20 hours of dual instructor on Flight Simulator (Redbird MCX)

  • 10 hours one-on-one ground with a flight instructor

  • Complete course kit (EFB)

  • FAA DPE Check-ride Fee

Only $10,690

*The total number of hours depends upon the student’s aptitude towards flying, study habits, student’s availability, and weather conditions.

Ready to earn your instrument rating?

Embarking on the journey towards obtaining an Instrument Rating at Golf Aero is more than just a certification—it's a gateway to unlocking endless possibilities in the world of aviation. By enrolling in Golf Aero's advanced pilot training course and embracing the challenges of instrument flying, aspiring pilots can elevate their skills to new heights and confidently soar in the skies above with one of the best flight schools in Texas.


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