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Flight Training

Instrument Rating

Instrument Rating is an advanced type of pilot certification and allows the pilot to fly during weather that causes low visibility. 

The Instrument Flight Rules Rating (IFR) training requires specific training and instruction beyond what is required for a private pilot certificate or commercial pilot certificate, including rules and procedures specific to instrument flying, additional instruction in meteorology, and more intensive training in flight solely by reference to instruments.

In order to achieve your Instrument Rating Certificate under FAR Part 61, you must:

Accumulate 50 hours of cross country flight time.  Section of 14 CFR § 61.65 states that you must log the following:

Fifty (50) hours of cross-country flight time as pilot in command, of which 10 hours must be in an airplane AND:

Forty (40) hours of actual or simulated instrument time, of which 15 hours must be received from an authorized instructor who holds an instrument-airplane rating.

You must also complete a cross-country flight under instrument flight rules.


Elad teaches aviation thoroughly at a pace that suited me. He adapted well to the limitations of my plane and my aptitude, and he stuck with me until the ifr goal was acheived. I recommend him as a highly qualified and hard working cfi/cfii.


As someone who studied with multiple flight instructors, Elad with NW Wings Aviation was my best instructor. He is very professional and cares a lot about his students! Flying can be very stressful but he made a world of difference for me in any area of flying! I Would highly recommend flying with Elad Segal if you're interested in becoming a Pilot!


What a great experience getting to fly over the city and our neighborhood, and even got to take control of the plane as "pilot of the day". Our pilot was fantastic and explained everything in detail while reassuring my wife throughout (I didn't need it:)...I highly recommend this for anyone wanting to get out and live a little!

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