Advance Your Aviation Possibilities

If you’re ready to broaden your flying horizons — like soaring above the clouds, safely flying in inclement weather, and improving your nighttime flying — join us for this 12-week course that covers the information needed for the FAA’s Instrument Rating Knowledge exam, which we guarantee you’ll pass! Taught by expert flight instructors, you’ll learn from pilots who have seen and been through it all!

Improve your aviator knowledge and skill, becoming a safer and more confident pilot while also increasing your options to fly more!

FAQs

Q: How much is Sweet Aviation Instrument Ground School?
A: Our cost is $499. This includes all 12 weeks of instruction and a Gleim Instrument Ground School Kit.

Q: Is Instrument Ground School all I need to receive an instrument rating?
A: No, much like a driver’s license, there is ground knowledge and a practical portion of flight training.

Q: Do I need to finish Instrument Ground School before I start flying in instrument conditions?
A: No, you do not. We actually encourage you to begin your instrument training flight concurrently with your Instrument Ground School so that you will be able to apply what you are learning in the class to the aircraft.

Teaching in class


  • Entire course is just $499 and includes the Gleim Instrument Rating Kit, Glein Knowledge Exam Book, and our FAA Knowledge Exam guarantee
  • This is an interactive course of study with certified instructors from Sweet Aviation
  • 12-week course: Thursdays, 1–4PM
  • Classes are held Saturday afternoons at Smith Field Airport (SMD)
  • Pass Your FAA Instrument Rating Knowledge Exam – Guaranteed!*
Classes begins January 12! During this 12-week course classes are held Thursdays from 1–4PM.
 

All classes are held at Smith Field Airport (SMD)

Week 1: Instruments, Attitude Instrument Flying, & Aerodynamics
Thursday, January 12
1–4PM
Week 2: Navigation Systems and Aeromedical Factors
Thursday, January 19
1–4PM
Week 3: Federal Aviation Regulations & Review
Thursday, January 26
1–4PM
Week 4: Airports, Air Traffic Control, & Airspace
Thursday, February 2
1–4PM
Week 5: Holding & Instrument Approaches
Thursday, February 9
1–4PM
Week 6: Holding, Instrument Approaches, & Review
Thursday, February 16
1–4PM
Week 7: Aviation Weather
Thursday, February 23
1–4PM
Week 8: Aviation Weather Services
Thursday, March 2
1–4PM
Week 9: IFR Enroute & Review
Thursday, March 9
1–4PM
Week 10: IFR Flights
Thursday, March 16
1–4PM
Week 11: Review and Test Prep
Thursday, March 23
1–4PM
Week 12: Review and Test Prep
Thursday, March 30
1–4PM
 

*Certain requirements apply — see instructor for details