Instrument Training

Twin Cities Instrument Flight Training

Sharpen your flight skills and improve your ability to navigate your aircraft with advanced instrument training. Twin Cities Flight Training offers high-level instrument training for certified pilots in Minnesota.

We are one of only two Chapter 141 schools in the Twin Cities area. Therefore, each of our instrument training courses is FAA-approved and follow strict industry standards and regulations. Our team of flight instructors has the experience and training necessary to help you meet your flight objectives regardless of your skill level or educational needs. Select the Cessna C172S, the Piper Warrior II, or jump into the glass cockpit of the Cirrus SR20 as your training aircraft.

To find out more about our flight school, or to sign up for courses, contact us today at 763.780.4375.


  • Hold a Private Pilot Certificate
  • Be able to read, speak, and understand the English language
  • Hold a valid medical certificate
  • Complete Written Exam

Flight Requirements:

Part 61

  • 50 hours cross country flight time as the pilot in command
  • 10 hours must be in airplanes for an instrument airplane rating
  • 40 hours actual or simulated instrument time
  • 15 hours of instrument flight training from an authorized flight instructor
  • One cross-country flight in an airplane that is performed under IFR conditions and consists of:
    • a distance of at least 250 nm
    • an instrument approach at each airport
    • three different kinds of approaches with the use of navigation systems
  • 10 hours may be in an approved PCATD simulator

Part 141

Students who enroll in Twin Cities Flight Training Airplane 141 Instrument program will complete all FAR prerequisite requirements by completing the Instrument Course Syllabus. The Syllabus calls for 35 hours of flight time and most students complete the program in under 40 hours of flight time.

*Courses can vary depending on your proficiency and abilities

Experience Our 10-Day Instrument Course

Want to challenge yourself and substantially improve your flying skills? Tired of weather affecting your flying?

In as little as 10 days, you can have an Instrument Pilot Rating and fly like a pro through cloudy skies and low visibility. Our instructors will work one-on-one with you to make you a safe, confident pilot, while providing you valuable experience to Class B airspace, and real experience in the clouds. Whether you choose to fly in your aircraft or ours, we’ll assist you every step of the way.

  • Prerequisites:
    • Private Pilot Certificate
    • Hold a valid medical certificate
    • Instrument written test passed or ready to be taken upon arrival
    • TSA approval or proof of U.S. citizenship
    • 30 hours of cross-country experience (Part 61)
  • Where to Start:
    • Enroll in an Instrument training course
    • Schedule your courses
    • Complete all prerequisites before your first class at Twin Cities Flight Training

Sign Up for Flight Courses and Become a Pilot Today!

If you are ready to start an instrument flight training course with Twin Cities Flight Training, contact us today. Our classes are specifically designed to help you fly safely while improving your skills.

To sign up for our flight courses, call us today at 763.780.4375, or fill out the enrollment form.

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