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At Maui aviators each of our customers receive personalized training and superior service.  Since we are not a large "pilot factory" operation, we can teach each student as an individual with patience and care.  A very high standard of safety is maintained throughout all stages of training as we help you reach a level of knowledge and skill far above the minimum standards required by regulations.  You will have access to some of Hawaii's finest flight instructors and great trade winds for those cross wind landings


Approximate Cost $10,000 to $15,000



To qualify for the Instrument Rating, federal regulations require the following:

  • Valid Private Pilot certificate

  • 50 hours pilot in command crosscountry, 10 hours must be in airplanes

  • Ground instruction covering specific aeronautical subjects

  • Pass FAA knowledge test (minimum grade 70%)

  • Possess valid third-class pilot medical or higer

  • Receive and log ground training or accomplish a home-study course

  • Log at least 40 hours total flight time, including:

    • At least 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument time

    • 15 hours must have been received from an authorized instructor who holds an instrument airplane rating

    • 3 hours of instrument training from an instrument instructor 2 calender months before date of practical test

    • One cross country training flight under instrument flight rules that  involvles a flight of 250 nautical miles



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