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Instrument Flight Rating

In this course, you learn the necessary maneuvers and basics of aviation that you need to legally fly an aircraft.

What is IFR?

 It requires obtaining additional flight training from a qualified Certified Instrument Flight Instructor (CFII), including rules and IFR procedures to enable the pilot to legally and safely operate a properly equipped aircraft in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC).

Does an instrument rating authorize operations under night VFR?

Yes, the privileges of an instrument rating include conducting operations under night VFR because the training requirements for the instrument rating include night VFR competencies.

What are instrument rating endorsements?

To conduct an IFR operation a pilot must hold the applicable instrument rating aircraft endorsements, they are:

Single-engine airplane (SEA) instrument endorsement.
Multi-engine airplane (MEA) instrument endorsement

To conduct an instrument approach operation, a pilot must have the applicable instrument approach endorsement,
they are:

IAP 2D instrument endorsement.

IAP 3D instrument endorsement.

Pilots Learning Instrument Rating

What is an instrument approach operation?

An instrument approach operation involves a pilot conducting an approach and landing using instruments for navigation guidance, in accordance with an authorized instrument approach procedure.

What Are The Conditions To Be Qualified To Start An Instrument Rate?

A person who applies for an instrument rating must:

Hold PPL

Holds current private pilot certificate or concurrently applying for it.

Speak English

the ability to; read, speak, write, and understand the English language.

You must have logged the following:

50 Hours

of cross-country flight as a pilot in command

10 Hours

in an instrument-airplane rating.

40 Hours

of actual or simulated instrument time.

15 Hours

instrument flight training from an authorized instructor

For instrument-airplane rating, instrument training on cross-country flight procedures that includes at least one cross-country flight in an airplane that is performed under instrument flight rules must consist of: