How do I find pilot ratings?
Obtaining an instrument rating for the airplane category requires a minimum of 50 hours of cross-country flight time as pilot in command, including at least 10 hours in an airplane. You also need to log 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument time, which must include: 15 hours with an instructor.
What is pilot instrument rating?
An Instrument Rating (IR) is a pilot rating earned through intensive training focused on flying solely by reference to instruments. It is arguably one of the most valuable ratings you can add to your pilot certificate and is a fun and challenging discipline of flight training.
What is a commercial pilot rating?
Commercial pilot candidates must be at least 18 years old, able to read, speak, write, and understand English, and hold at least a private pilot certificate. Under CFR Part 61, a pilot needs at least 250 flight hours. That includes 100 hours of pilot-in-command time and 50 hours of cross-country.
Can a PPL pilot fly a jet?
A private pilot’s license won’t certify you to fly jets. In almost all situations you’ll also need an instrument rating, commercial license, multi-engine rating, and a type rating for the type of jet you’ll be flying.
Do private pilots need instrument rating?
It’s typically true that a pilot with an instrument rating will be better at pre-flight planning than a pilot without an instrument rating. The training prepares pilots for alternates, deviations, hazards, fuel stops, and more.
Do I need an instrument rating?
An instrument rating is therefore required: When flying in Class A airspace. For cross-country commercial flights when carrying passengers for hire in excess of 50 nautical miles or at night. When operating below VFR minimums in controlled airspace.
How do I find my commercial rating?
To obtain a commercial certificate in an airplane under FAR Part 61 rules a pilot must have:
- 250 hours of flight time, 100 hours of which must be in powered aircraft, and 50 must be in airplanes.
- 100 hours of pilot-in-command time, 50 of which must be in airplanes.