Instrument Rating

Living in the Northwest, you know how the weather can be. With an instrument rating, you are less likely to get weathered in at one of your destinations. Regal Air has many full IFR aircraft for your instrument training. To enroll in the Instrument training course, you must possess a Private Pilot Certificate.

Course Outline:

  • Instruments/Systems
  • GPS, VOR, and NDB Approaches
  • Departures/Enroute/Arrivals
  • Holding Patterns
  • ATC Procedures
  • Meteorology
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Flight Planning

Once Complete, You Can:

  • Fly in clouds or low visibility
  • Utilize more air traffic control services
  • Gain increased proficiency and versatility

Part 61 FAA Minimum Requirements:

  • Private Pilot Certificate
  • 3rd Class Medical
  • 40 Hours Instrument Flight Training
  • Total of 50 hours of cross-country flight (10 of these in an aircraft)

Part 141 FAA Minimum Requirements:

  • Private Pilot Certificate
  • 3rd Class Medical
  • 35 Hours Instrument Flight Training
  • 30 Hours of Ground Instruction

Note: FAA requirements vary based whether they are for Part 61 or Part 141.


Cost to complete the Instrument Rating Course varies a lot based off of how long a student takes to complete their training. The FAA requires a minimum of 20 flight hours, but many students will take longer if they aren’t able to fly frequently.

Minimum Cost: $8,700

Click Here for the Instrument Rating Price Sheet

Fly With Regal Air:

  • 1-on-1 Instruction – Learn at your own pace and get personalized training from our experienced instructors
  • Schedule Flexibility – Fly every day or whenever you can. We can train you around your schedule
  • Quality Aircraft – All of our aircraft are in excellent shape and very well-maintained. They’re perfect for learning to fly in!


Call us at (425) 353-9123 or contact us to start flying!

The above prices are very rough estimates. More accurate prices, including a full breakdown of costs, can be found by clicking on the link for the Price Sheet. This is not a guarantee of completion or costs. Your actual costs may be higher due to individual skills, weather conditions, your flying frequency and/or additional special needs training.

Prices do not include occasional fuel surcharges during volatile fuel pricing.
All rentals include fuel and limited insurance.