Fly IFR (Instrument Flight Rules)! The Instrument Rating will expand the flying privileges of your pilot’s license and help you become a safer and much more proficient pilot in the process. If you’re a Private Pilot an Instrument Rating will help you tackle marginal weather and get in or out of airports safely. If you’re a Commercial Pilot an Instrument Rating is a must if you want to have a career in aviation.


Aeronautical Experience: 50 Hours

Exercise Flying Hours (Min Requirements) Logging Remarks
Instrument P-3 25 P-3 -
Instrument P-1 25 P-1 U/S May be flown as IFR Cross Country.
Instrument time 50 May include 20 hours Instrument ground time on an approved simulator.
*As per Appendix "E" of ANO 90.011

Aeronautical Knowledge

In order to earn your Instrument Rating, the CAA will require demonstration of adequate knowledge in the following subjects in the written examinations:

  • Radio Navigation & Instrumentation
  • Instrument Procedures

Instrument Rating Cost Estimate

Estimated Cost

Description Amount Notes
Club Membership PKR 25,000 One time payment.
Monthly Subscription PKR 6,000 Subscription for 1 year @ PKR 500 per month.
Ground School PKR 50,000 One time payment.
Student Kit PKR 59,000 One time payment.
Flight Training** PKR 1,035,000 Pay hourly when you begin the flight training portion of the course. No lump sum required.
Total Estimated Cost PKR 1,175,000 Excluding security deposit, CAA medical, licenseing and examination fees.
Due Upon Enrollment PKR 140,000 Excluding security deposit.

Payment Schedule

Description Amount Payment Schedule
Membership Fee PKR 25,000 One time. Due upon enrollment
Ground school PKR 50,000 One time. Due upon enrollment
Student Kit PKR 59,000 One time payment.
Monthly Subscription PKR 500 Paid for 12 months at a time
Flying Deposit PKR 50,000 One time. Due upon enrollment. Refundable after course completion.
Flight Training PKR 1,035,000 Pay as you fly.

Aircraft Hourly Rates

Aircraft Type Members Non-Members/Check Flights
Cessna 150 PKR 16,500 PKR 17,500
Cessna 152 PKR 17,000 PKR 18,000
Cessna 172 PKR 20,700 PKR 22,000
Diamond DA-40-D PKR 24,000 PKR 25,000

Flight Training costs are included in the estimated course cost. These rates are being published to help you further understand the breakdown of the Flight Training costs or for students who are required to fly extra hours based on CAA regulations. Rates are subject to change.

Getting your Instrument Rating

In order to begin training for your Instrument Rating at the Karachi Aero Club, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age (Private Pilot's License) or 18 years of age (Commercial Pilot's License).
  • Have an educational qualification of at least Metric, or the equivalent.
  • Be able to speak, read, write and comprehend the English language.
  • Hold a Valid Class 1 (Commercial Pilot) or Class 2 (Private Pilot) medical certificate.
  • Hold a valid CAA Private Pilot’s License or Commercial Pilot’s License.
  • Pay the Membership, Ground School and Security deposit fee.

The Karachi Aero Club is the subcontinent’s oldest flying institution and provides only the most professional flight training available. While attending our club you will undergo world-class instruction so you get the most up-to-date aviation education available. Your experience at the Karachi Aero Club will include both in-flight training and ground school where you will learn about the fundamentals of flight, emergency operations, CAA regulations, aviation weather and more flying essentials.

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