Coaching Plan: Instrument Rating (Part 1 of 3)

Instrument Basics

Build a solid foundation in instrument scanning. Learn how to understand basic IFR clearances. Master IFR VOR/GPS and holding patterns.

About this coaching plan

This one-on-one remote coaching plan is intended for instrument rating students who have not yet started their real-world training. The intended outcome is to provide a solid foundation of the scan pattern required to fly in instrument flight conditions (including in partial panel conditions), as well as a basic understanding of IFR clearances, VOR/GPS navigation, and the ability to properly enter and fly a holding pattern.

Syllabus

  1. (90 mins) Basic attitude instrument flying and basic IFR clearances
  2. (90 mins) Partial panel & unusual attitudes
  3. (90 mins) VOR/GPS navigation, intercepting and tracking courses and airways
  4. (90 mins) Holding patterns (direct entry)
  5. (90 mins) Holding patterns (teardrop and parallel entry)

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Coaching Plan: Instrument Rating (Part 1 of 3)

Instrument Basics

Build a solid foundation in instrument scanning. Learn how to understand basic IFR clearances. Master IFR VOR/GPS and holding patterns.

Estimated

7.5

Hours

Starting at

$372

USD

Similar to the cost of

1 real-world flight lesson in a Cessna 172
For real-world pilots and hobbyists
Private pilot certificate (or equivalent skill level) required
100% Online & 1-on-1
You fly your simulator while your instructor remotely coaches you.
Certified Flight Instructors
Our CFIs are experts in using flight sims to enhance your real-world training.
Flexible & customizable
Either complete the entire syllabus, or pick and choose which sessions you prefer.
Recordings and Suggested Practice
Optionally record your lessons for reviewing as many times as you wish. Get suggested practice exercises from your instructor.

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