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Elevate Your Flying Skills with an Instrument Rating: Unlock a New Level of Confidence, Safety and Mastery in the Skies!

If you’re looking to take your private pilot certificate to the next level, then an instrument rating is the way to go. This essential rating will not only increase your confidence and comfort level in the air, but it will also boost your airmanship, making you a safer and more capable pilot.

At Nassau Flyers, you’ll train in a fleet of the latest and greatest Cirrus SR-20 aircraft – the same ones used by airlines and the United States Airforce to train their pilots. Equipped with the advanced Garmin Perspective+ system, our aircraft offer the safest, most advanced platform for you to earn your instrument rating and prepare for further ratings and more complex aircraft.

As an instrument student at Nassau Flyers, you’ll also have the opportunity to tap into the power of our FAA-approved Cirrus simulator. This state-of-the-art tool is an invaluable asset that can help you enhance your training and save on costs. Whether you’re practicing emergency procedures or working on your instrument procedures, the simulator provides a safe and controlled environment for you to perfect your skills.

So why wait? Take your flying to the next level with an instrument rating from Nassau Flyers – where safety, mastery and confidence are just a flight away!

Cirrus Flight Simulator

Phase 1
(Basic Attitude Flying)

During the first phase of your training, you will learn abut proper instrument scanning techniques, and you will become proficient at flying the airplane solely by reference to instruments.

Phase 2
(IFR Procedures and Cross-Country Flying)

After you become proficient at operating the airplane by reference to instruments, you will learn about the instrument flying environment. During this phase, you will learn how to “fly IFR” between airports, fly instrument approaches, and perform holding procedures. You will becoming comfortable with every aspect of instrument flying.

Phase 3
(Checkride Preparation)

During the final phase of your training, you will fine tune what you have previously learned to ensure you meet the FAA Private Pilot standards. When your instructor deems you ready for the exam, you will be recommended for your checkride.

Your training will be performed at your own pace in the most advanced, safest Instrument capable airplanes on the market.  Your Cirrus-certified instrument flight instructor will teach you the required knowledge, and your progress will be recorded in Nassau Flyers’ very own training syllabus. After finishing the training syllabus and successfully completing the FAA tests, you will become an instrument-rated pilot.

Instrument Requirements
Possess a USA Private Pilot
Pass FAA Written Test
40 Hours of simulated or actual
instrument conditions
Pass FAA Flight Test