8 Day Instrument Rating

8 Day Instrument Rating


Prerequisites: Private Pilot Certificate, Current Medical Certificate, IFR written test passed and current

Day 1:
Basic Instrument flying
Changing Airspeeds
Understanding the Compass
Copying Simple Clearances
Making Steep Turns

Day 2:
Flying Partial Panel
Progress Check
Using the VOR
Using the NDB
Using Published Departure Procedures

Day 3:
Holding at the VOR and NDB
Flying DME Arcs and Holding
Progress Check
Tracking the Localizer and Procedure Turns

Day 4:
Flying an ILS Approach
Flying a Localizer Approach
Flying a VOR Approach

Day 5:
Flying a GPS Approach
Flying a NDB Approach
Progress Check

Day 6:
IFR Cross Country
Improving Your Approaches
Partial Panel Skills
Unusual Attitudes

Day 7:
IFR Long Cross Country
Final Progress Check

Day 8:
FAA Checkride

Detailed Information
Detailed Description
Here is an accelerated, intensive course designed to prepare an applicant for his/her IFR rating. This course can be done in 8 consecutive days or 4 consecutive weekends. In order to successfully complete the course in the time frame allocated, expect to train 10 to 12 hours per day. The course includes: 30 Hours Dual in a IFR Equipped Aircraft, 10 Hours of Training in a PCATD, 30 Hours of Ground Training, FAA Checkride.
Today in Aviation History
June 23, 1956: Lt. Col. Frank Everest, USAF, flew the rocket-powered Bell X-2 at a record speed of 1,900 mph at Edwards AFB.