Instrument Rating Fujairah Aviation Academy
  • Price TBC
  • Duration 4-6 Months
  • Location Fujairah

The Instrument Rating gives the ability to control the aircraft without reference to the ground or horizon, using flight and navigation instruments. This is required of the professional pilot who must be able to demonstrate proficiency in instrument flying regardless of the type of aircraft they fly. Instrument training is among the most challenging and satisfying parts of the program.


Theory - 100 hours of ground school
Includes training in our NEW Glass Cockpit G1000!
Flight - 40 hours of flight training

course consists of a minimum 45 hours of ground training and a minimum of 40 hours of flight training DA 40 G1000 GLASS Aircraft . An average student takes about 45 to 50 hours of flight training. Out of the required minimum of 40 hours, the student must have completed at least:

40 hours flight training under a hood or actual instrument meteorological conditions.

100 hours of ground school

Written Test:

You must pass a knowledge test with a score of 75% or better. This test is administered at GCAA facility. the test consists of 75 multiple-choice questions.

Flight Test:

You must successfully complete a practical test, which will be given as a final exam by a GCAA inspector or a designated examiner. The GCAA designated examiners are proficient, experienced flight instructors who are authorized by the GCAA to conduct flight tests. There is a fee for the flight


  1. Valid UAE GCAA PPL Licence
  2. Good command of the English language
  3. Class II Medical certificate by a UAE GCAA physician
  4. All student required by law to get security clearance prior to commencing flight training in the U.A.E (Fujairah Aviation Academy will apply for your security clearance when all your documents with course application fee received).
  5. Personal interview with the Fujairah Aviation Academy enrolment committee


Fujairah Aviation Academy formerly known as Fujairah Aviation Centre was originally founded in 1986 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saleh Mohammed Hamad Al Sharqi. As one of the school’s first students and still a keen pilot himself, Sheik Saleh continues to promote and support interest and knowledge of the Aviation Industry to aspiring pilots.
Fujairah itself enjoys an outstanding climate coupled with its own airport facilities, allowing unequalled access and operational conditions for flight training. Over the first twenty years Fujairah has provided professional aviation education for students requiring the Private Pilots License and the Commercial Pilots License. With the emergence of the United Arab Emirates as a world class business centre bringing innovation, expertise and technology to the region, we enter into our third decade being proud to introduce an Academy of Aviation Excellence in the form of the first dedicated Airline Transport Pilots License School in the Middle East.
All of the Fujairah Aviation Academy’s (FAA) courses are approved by the UAE GCAA, and upon successful completion, result in the issue of a UAE licence. The UAE is a member of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Licences issued by the UAE are convertible to the licences of other ICAO states, subject to their civil aviation regulations.

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