A good question to ask yourself before you start instrument training is, why do you want this rating? The answers can usually be grouped into three areas. One common answer is that it's a good thing to have in your pocket just in case you need it. Next is that it's just another important step to a career in aviation. The third reason is that you want to increase the productivity of your personal or business flying.
There are different ways to obtain training for your instrument rating, you could do all the training in Airplane only or another way which we recommend ate Airman Flight Training is combination of Airplane and Faa approved simulator (AATD). We have accelerated courses and at your own speed course. Accelerated courses we could finish the training in like around 2 weeks, considering student has completed the written test and cross country requirements.
Airman Flight Training has full motion simulator Redbird MCX with dual controls to conduct the instrument training, along with Cessna 172 G 1000 for the airplane.
We have a structured syllabus and manual which will guide our students and instructor and make the training efficient.
The instrument rating requirements, as specified in 14 CFR 61.65, are summarized here:
A person who applies for an instrument rating must:
Flying requirements are:
For ground knowledge and getting prepared to be able to take the knowledge test, we recommend our student to take online courses by Rod Machado. Our instructor usually works with students to check the knowledge time to time and explain in details in our one on one ground training wherever they get stuck. We also recommend Sheppard Air program, which has brought a lot of success for majority of our students.
Our instructor will give you a logbook or training record endorsement certifying that you are prepared to take the knowledge test.
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