Pop up through the clouds and conduct instrument approaches at your destination. The Instrument Rating allows you to pilot an aircraft in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) with reference to the aircraft’s instruments. It allows you to fly when the weather is below Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC) criteria. This course can be completed in a single or multi-engine aircraft.
The flight training starts off with simple instrument flying and tracking using navigation aids. Once you have achieved competency for the initial instrument and navigation sections of your training, you will be gradually introduced to instrument approaches. These are the most important parts of the Instrument Rating and will take the longest time to master.
After you have achieved the required standard for instrument approaches, you will progress to the cross-country section of the training, which includes a series of navigational exercises. After completing all syllabus requirements, you will be given a pre-rating test prior to the Instrument Rating test. This will give you an idea of how the actual test will be conducted and allow extra time to brush up. Before beginning the flight test, you must pass an oral exam and the Instrument Rating Theory Exam (IREX).