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Instrument Rating


For most people, the next step after your Private Pilot Certificate, is your Instrument Rating. The Instrument Rating makes flying less restrictive, especially on those foggy mornings. The Instrument Pilot Program at AFI Flight Training Center not only gives you the ability to fly in and out of clouds, but makes you a safer, more confident, and efficient pilot.

Click Here to see the Instrument Pilot Cost Sheet for an itemized cost of training. AFIs Instrument course is an FAA Part 141 program



▪ Hold a Private Pilot Certificate

▪ Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language

▪ Obtain at least a current third-class medical certificate

▪ Have logged Actual or Simulated IFR instruction and the required training for the Instrument rating per FAA regulations

▪ Pass a written knowledge test as well as the oral/practical test

Non-US Citizens


You MUST visit to submit a request for training approval. AFI cannot begin your training until after we receive approval from the TSA. AFI does NOT provide any sponsorships/visas. 

TSA Requirements


Bring in any of the following documents to verify U.S. citizenship (please note that the TSA prohibits conducting any flight training until citizenship is verified, and photocopies of the documents cannot be accepted):


a) A current passport or passport card 




b) An ORIGINAL or CERTIFIED copy of a government- or state-issued birth certificate (with raised seal/stamp) AND an unexpired government-issued photo I.D.




c) ORIGINAL certificate of citizenship (N-560 or N-561), repatriation (N-581), or naturalization (N-550 or N-570) with raised seal AND an unexpired government-issued photo I.D. 

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