salim
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Instrument Rating

Wed Jan 22, 2003 10:18 pm

I just got my private license in france, and i would like to pass the instrument rating in the usa. what are the requirment of minimum flight hours?
I'm lebanese , but i also have swiss nationality ; will i have problems (after 1sept etc)
thanks!
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Illini_152
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RE: Instrument Rating

Thu Jan 23, 2003 1:34 am

Don't know about problems you'd have, but the requirements for an insturment rating under part 61 are as follows.

150 hours total time
50 hours PIC Cross Country (flights >50 nm)
40 hours of insturment time (simulated or actual)

Part 141 is similar, but I think they can shave off the total time and cross country time requirements, each school is differant though.

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Racers22
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RE: Instrument Rating

Thu Jan 23, 2003 2:04 am

I am currently in an instrument ground class and we were taught that there was no total time requirement as long as you met the PIC XC and total instrument time requirements. I will take a look in the FAR and see if you do indeed need 150 hours total time.
 
Ralgha
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RE: Instrument Rating

Thu Jan 23, 2003 2:20 am

50 hours XC as PIC
40 hours instrument

No total time requirement.

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sushka
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RE: Instrument Rating

Fri Jan 24, 2003 10:06 am

All that plus 15 hours of instruction.
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RE: Instrument Rating

Sat Jan 25, 2003 11:32 am

Under part 61, it's 20 hours dual instrument from a CFII.... the other 20 may be with a safety pilot-great way to split time with one of your buddies and save money.

The biggest changes for you will be little nuances of the US airspace system and such and slightly different terms used by ATC.

The IFR rating is a tremendous challenge whether youre from here or not- good luck to you.
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Illini_152
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RE: Instrument Rating

Sat Jan 25, 2003 3:53 pm

oops, I really should update myself on the changes in FAR's more regularly. Just to cover my own rear, when I went for my insturment rating, they still required 150TT. The others are correct, that must have been removed recently (I hope, I like to think I'm not too far behind the times)

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salim
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RE: Instrument Rating

Mon Jan 27, 2003 6:48 am

Thanks to your all... but you mean 50 pic XC hours to get the ifr rating or to begin the training?
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flyf15
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RE: Instrument Rating

Mon Jan 27, 2003 6:57 am

Salim,

When you take your instrument checkride you must have 50 hours of pilot in command cross country time total. This must include 1 instrument cross country, everything else is up to you.
 
sushka
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RE: Instrument Rating

Mon Jan 27, 2003 10:14 am

Salim, I have about 20-25 PIC XC and Im on my way to getting the 50. At the same time I am also taking instrument lessons to get the 15 hours of training and at the to build my simulated instrument time.
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