Instrument Rating

Spirit Aviation offers an instrument rating course. The instrument rating is next level of training after learning to fly. Instrument pilots learn to control the aircraft solely by reference to the aircraft’s instruments. With an instrument rating you will be able to fly in more marginal weather conditions.

Ground Training

Your ground training is accomplished using our state-of-the-art Computer Based Instruction (CBI) program that uses fully interactive graphics and full motion video.

You’ll learn aircraft control methods, how the flight instruments work, airports and approaches, plus much more.

Flight Training

Flight training is completed in new Skyhawk aircraft. Our aircraft are all equipped with the latest radios and avionics (including GPS receivers). You’ll practice controlling the aircraft by reference to its instruments, navigating enroute by navigation aids, and practice approaches to airports.


To start instrument training you need:

  • Private Pilot Certificate
  • At least a third class medical

NOAA Weather


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