4 Day Instrument Finish Up
Many students with previous instrument training are candidates for the 4 day finish up program. Read testimonials from former students. The required and recommended texts are the same as the 7 day program above. Before the 4 Day Instrument Program you should complete the following pre-requites
Complete the required 250 nm dual X-C flight
Log at least 20 hours of actual or hood time
Complete 50 hours of X-C PIC time
Pass the instrument knowledge exam through one of the following methods:
Have at least 50 hours of cross country PIC time
Have at least 30 hours of airplane simulated instrument time
Required Texts for the Program
Instrument Rating Airmen Certification Standards
IFR Low Enroute Chart
Recommended Texts for the Program
FAA Instrument Flying Handbook
FAA Instrument Procedures Handbook
FAA Aviation Weather
FAA Aviation Weather Services
ASA Instrument Oral Exam Guide
All of the above texts are available in digital format which is an acceptable alternative provided you are familiar with quickly accessing the information on your laptop or mobile device. If not, stick with the paper option for check ride purposes.
Take Flight San Diego has created three training videos to help you learn the practical aspects of the Garmin 430/530 and 650/750. Developed by my flight training company, these videos are available for iPad, PC, and Mac and can be viewed at www.flighttrainingapps.com.
Format & Cost
A typical day will involve either one or two flights with ground training in between, depending on the needs of the student.
The cost of the 4 day finish up program is $3,200 not including airplane/simulator rentals. If additional instruction is needed after the 4th day, instruction is provided at a daily rate of $800 full day and $400 half day or $100/hour as apropriate. To guarantee your reservation of airplane and instructional time, 50% of the $3,200 fee is required before the start date, with the balance due on the first day of training. Acceptable forms of payment are credit/debit, check, or PayPal. Airplane and simulator time are paid daily.
Airplanes can be rented from Plus One Flyers at SEE, MYF, RNM, and CRQ. Typical airplane time is 10 hours and typical simulator time is 5 hours @ $40/hour. The simulator provided is an Elite PI-135 with a Garmin 430 attachment. Plus One Flyers requires a one-time joining fee of $99 and monthly dues of $32. Membership may be terminated at any time with a 30 day notice.
For those pursuing non-accelerated instrument finish up training, instruction is provided at a rate of $800 per day or $400 per half day.