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Earning your instrument rating is the best addition you can make to your private pilot certificate. An instrument rating increases a pilot’s confidence, comfort level, airmanship, and most importantly, safety. You will train in a fleet of new Cirrus SR-20  aircraft which are the same aircraft airlines and the United States Airforce are now training their pilots in.  With coupled approach capabilities, the Garmin Perspective+ Cirrus is the safest most advanced platform to get your instrument rating and will best set you up for further ratings and more complex aircraft.

As an instrument student at Nassau Flyers, you will also have the opportunity to perform some of your training in our FAA-approved Cirrus simulator. It is a useful tool that can be used to enhance your training and reduce your training costs.

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