Instrument Rating

An Instrument Rating allows a pilot to operate an aircraft under instrument flight rules (IFR) when weather minimums are below visual flight rules (VFR) restrictions. This is typically the next rating most pilots pursue in their aviation journey.

Having an instrument rating allows a pilot to operate an aircraft where weather conditions would preclude operation under VFR and in airspace that is restricted to VFR operations. Tradewind Flight Services has training programs under Part 61 and Part 141 depending on the availability of the pilot.