Earning a Private Pilot certification will enable you to fly virtually any place in the United States and many overseas as well. You will be certified to fly in weather where you can remain clear of clouds. It's the starting point whether you just want to learn to fly for fun or you wish to become an airlines pilot. Either way it all begins here.
The Instrument Rating takes a pilot to new levels and truly tests your aviation abilities. You will learn to fly in conditions where visibility is nonexistent and break out of the clouds a few hundred feet above the ground with your destination runway in sight. It's challenging for sure! Many flight schools refuse to train in the clouds but at Cherokee Flight we want your training to be realistic. If it's safe we train!
If you have achieved your Private Pilot certification and have got the aviation bug then this is surely on your agenda. Most Pilots achieve an Instrument Rating prior to beginning work on their Commercial Certification but it is not a requirement. This certification will prepare you to fly charter flights, cargo, crop dust, ferry aircraft, or fly skydivers. Most people pursue their Commercial Pilot Certification in single engine aircraft and later add their Multi-Engine certification.