Instrument Rating FAQs
Q: There are "10 Day" Instrument Rating courses advertised in the
aviation magazines. Do they really work?
A: The answer is a qualified yes. Consider: 1) you may need to
have completed your written test and have completed work on basic
attitude instrument flying prior to beginining. 2) does the school
have a track record of actually graduating student in the 10 days?
3) a total commitment is required during the 10 days, you will not
be able to do anything else except rest!
Q: I do not have the required 50 hours of pilot-in-command cross
country time required. Can I still start instrument training?
A: Your instrument training can be structured to include some of
the required 50 hours of PIC XC time.
Q: My instructor wants me to fly a significant amount of simulator
time for my instrument rating. Isn't it better to fly of my
training in an airplane?
A: Some training is better conducted in a simulator/training device.
For example, it is difficult to simulate instrument failures,
in flight, in such a way that you learn to recognize the early
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