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Flight Training - Training Curriculum

Instrument Rating:

FAA Requirements:

  • 50 hours cross country (over 50nm) as Pilot In Command.
  • 15 hours of Instrument Flight Instruction.
  • 40 hours simulated or actual Instrument Flight time.
  • A 250nm Instrument Flight Rules cross country.

The FAA no longer requires a minimum number of total flight hours, sale so this rating can be started as soon as the Private Pilot Certificate is achieved. 

Instrument Certificate Curriculum:

  • Initial Indoctrination (Ground School): I - 1
  • Required Instruments and Equipment: I - 2
  • Cockpit Check: I - 3
  • Attitude Indicator: I - 4
  • Airspeed Indicator: I - 5
  • Heading Indicator: I - 6
  • Sensitive Altimeter: I - 7
  • Turn Needle and Coordination Ball: I - 8
  • Vertical Speed Indicator: I - 9
  • Attitude Control (Pitch, nurse Power, sickness Bank and Trim): I - 10
  • Straight and Level Flight, Full Panel: I - 11
  • Climbs and Descents, Full Panel: I - 12
  • Climbing and Descending Turns, Full Panel: I - 13
  • Turns to Headings: I - 14
  • Compass Turns to Headings: I - 15
  • Steep Turns: I - 16
  • Timed Turns: I - 17
  • Instrument Takeoff: I - 18
  • Rate Climbs and Descents: I - 1 9
  • Airspeed Changes in Straight and Level Flight: I - 20
  • Airspeed Changes in Turns: I - 21
  • Stalls, Full Panel: I - 22
  • Recovery from Unusual Attitudes, Full Panel: I - 23
  • Straight and Level Flight, Partial Panel: I - 24
  • Climbing and Descending Turns, Partial Panel: I - 25
  • Recovery from Unusual Attitudes, Partial Panel: I - 26
  • Maneuvering at Approach Speed: I - 27
  • VOR Approach: I - 28
  • Radio Communications: I - 29
  • VOR Approach: I - 30
  • ADF Tracking and Homing: I - 31
  • ADF Approach: I - 32
  • ILS Front Course Approach: I - 33
  • Localizer, Back Course Approach: I - 34
  • Radar Approach: I - 35
  • "No Gyro" Approach: I - 36
  • Missed Approach: I - 37
  • Holding Patterns: I - 38
  • Instrument Flight Planning (Ground School): I - 39
  • Preparing IFR Flight Plans (Ground School): I - 40
  • En Route Emergencies: I - 41
  • ATC Filed Cross Country on Federal Airways: I - 42
  • Oral Examination for Flight Test (Ground School): I - 43

 

 

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