Private Instrument Rating (SEA or MEA)


Pop up through the clouds and conduct instrument approaches at your destination. The Instrument Rating allows you to pilot an aircraft in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) with reference to the aircraft’s instruments. It allows you to fly when the weather is below Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC) criteria. This course can be completed in a single or multi-engine aircraft. The Instrument Rating course can be completed on a full-time basis, and affordable, onsite accommodation is available, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the curriculum provided.


  • Hold a Private Pilot Licence or AVI50219 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane)

  • PIFR Aeronautical Knowledge Examination Pass

  • Meet the requirements of Part 61, para 61.930 (b) (i) & (ii)


  • Pilot an aircraft under the PIFR subject to the conditions of activities authorised

Course Structure and Time Allocation

Lessons Description Duration
Dual Instrument Flight 20
Dual Additional Endorsement Activities as required TBA
    Your Total: 20+


Contact us for current price list.

*Note: All hours are CASA minimum requirements or recommended minimum.

Cost Inclusions:

  • All theory and text books
  • Pre-solo, area solo, BAK, PPL exams & licence test fees (first attempt only)
  • Initial issue of CASA documents
  • Basic navigation equipment, log books and maps

Cost Exclusions:

  • CASA exam fees
  • Additional training or tuition required to meet the standard
  • CASA flight testing fees
  • Landing charges and Air Services fees at aerodromes outside of Bacchus Marsh