#1 Los Angeles Instrument Rating Flight Academy

60-Day Private Pilot and Instrument Rating Cohorts

Enroll in the best 60-day instrument rating flight academy program to start your career preparing for the airlines as a professional pilot. At ActivePILOT’s Academy, each student has access to a dedicated counselor and two flight instructors for the duration of their training with the support of their fellow cadet members in group settings.

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Instrument Rating Academy

Fly through clouds, rain, or fog without visual references to the ground, horizon, and other landmarks.

Program Overview

After getting your Private Pilot License, the next step is getting Instrument Rating. In this phase, you’ll discover that it’s much nicer flying above those clouds where the air is calm, and the visibility is endless.

It will all start feeling like being a true professional pilot. For many new pilots, the training provided in the instrument rating is the first glimpse at how the National Airspace System, radar, and air traffic control works. All important concepts as you will now be qualified to fly in the same airspace that the turbine airplanes.

For others, it is usually the first time they’ve been allowed to enter the clouds or fly on a dark and stormy night, known as flying in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) on an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) flight plan.

Eligibility Requirements

To earn a private pilot certificate, a pilot must:

  • Be 17 years of age.
  • Read, speak, write, and understand the English language
  • Hold at least a current private pilot certificate, or apply for a private pilot certificate along with their instrument rating
  • At least 50 hours of cross-country flight time as pilot in command. At least 10 of these hours must be in airplanes for an instrument-airplane rating.

36 Hours

Cohort Lectures

50 Hours

Aircraft Instruction

15 Hours


30 Hours

Aircraft Rental

20 Hours

Simulator Rental

Free Starter Kit

Includes Pilot’s Booklet, Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, Airplane Flying Handbook, E-6B + Plotter, Kneeboard, FAR/AIM, Logbook, Charts, ACS, Sporty’s Private Pilot Kit, and ASA Written Prep and Oral Guides.

Free Training Resources

All students can access our large library of flight training resources free of charge. ActivePILOT does not believe in purchasing unnecessary study materials or expensive training programs.

Flexible Payment Plans

ActivePILOT offers a straightforward payment plan. Students approved for the payment plan, can pay the cost of their training in one initial deposit of $4,000 plus 10 weekly installments of $1,000.

Great Cohort Support

Spend more time with your fellow classmates and take full advantage of the support you can get by studying together and pushing for excellence. Your instructors are also available if you need them.

Amazing Student Life

ActivePILOT offers numerous student services, events, and activities that are available to help students achieve their goals and add something extra to their flight training experience.

Financial Aid Opportunities

In partnership with the local businesses and major flight training financing institutions, students can benefit from various financial aid and scholarship programs that are available to them.

Start with a Zoom Consultation

Our Zoom consultations are the most convenient way of answering all your questions about starting your flight training to becoming a pilot. Zoom consultations are free of charge, but we require advance scheduling.

Address: Van Nuys Airport, 7900 Balboa Blvd, Ste 204, Van Nuys, CA 91406

Email Us: Fly@ActivePILOT.com

Call Us: (818) 528 6777

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