Kapiti Aero Club offers full training towards attaining a single engine technically enhanced instrument rating.

An Instrument Rating is a qualification that a pilot must hold in order to fly under IFR (instrument flight rules). It requires additional training and instruction beyond what is required for a Private or Commercial Pilot Licence, including rules and procedures specific to instrument flying, additional instruction in meteorology and more intensive training in flying solely by reference to instruments.

With an instrument rating a pilot is not limited to VFR (visual flight rules) conditions but can fly through and above cloud given the need. It is also a requirement for all pilots who wish to fly for an airline as a career. Using our modern Cessna 172S which is equipped with the G1000 technically enhanced cockpit we offer students the ability to utilize cutting edge navigation technology to complete their training towards a NZ instrument rating with VOR/GPS endorsements.

For further details on meeting the requirements for a NZ CAA Instrument Rating Click Here to download CAA form AC-17. If you would like to talk to an IFR Instructor then give us a call on 04 902 6536.


If you are interested in taking the next step towards gaining your instrument rating, Kapiti Aero Club offers an ‘IFR Intro Flight Experience’. This flight will have you at the controls of one of our C172′s with a qualified Flight Instructor as you navigate the skies under Instrument Flight Rules between Paraparaumu through to Palmerston North and back (average 1.7 hour flight). With this package you’ll also spend 1 hour with your instructor as he guides you through the use of our G1000 simulator.

Hours gained from this 1/2 day experience can be logged towards your hour requirements for an Instrument Rating. Package includes all Airways/Landing Fees. Cost for this package is $599.00 inc. GST, saving you a total of approx $170.00.

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