SIM-IR (Instrument Rating)

$995.00

A intense 15 day program. Complete the full instrument rating syllabus and pass a simulated checkride to FAA standards before you even step in the real aircraft.

For real-world students & sim enthusiasts who want the absolute ultimate learning experience.

For standardization purposes, the aircraft used must be the Cessna 172, and the airports will primarily be in the Seattle area (with PilotEdge coverage).

30 hours total (15 lessons | 2 hrs each)

Full refund if you’re not satisfied after your first session

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A intense 15 day program. Complete the full instrument rating syllabus and pass a simulated checkride to FAA standards before you even step in the real aircraft.

For real-world students & sim enthusiasts who want the absolute ultimate learning experience.

For standardization purposes, the aircraft used must be the Cessna 172, and the airports will primarily be in the Seattle area (with PilotEdge coverage).

30 hours total (15 lessons | 2 hrs each)

Full refund if you’re not satisfied after your first session

Logistics

Additional coaching time beyond the hours included in the package will be charged at the rate $60/hour.

Requirements

  • You can use the flight simulator of your choice. (Note: X-Plane is my preferred platform from a training perspective)
  • Ensure your internet upload speed is at least 2 Mbps. If it’s not, I can recommend some alternative solutions that will allow us to share your cockpit view.
  • I typically use Zoom for sharing your screen and audio. Ensure you have a working microphone that we can use for clear communication. I recommend testing your audio prior to our first session by conducting a Zoom test call. Typically we do not use webcams, unless you request otherwise.
  • By working together, you understand that my remote coaching service is not considered to be loggable flight, simulator, or ground instruction. It is solely a supplemental coaching service that is not a substitute for formal in-aircraft training or ground instruction with the certified flight instructor who will be signing your logbook.

What is your availability like?

I am generally available from 8 AM – 8 PM eastern time. I may be able to accomodate other times on request. All scheduling is done through an online scheduling system. You receive the link to schedule in your purchase receipt. If you purchase a package and find that it is too difficult to schedule your lessons, you can request a refund.

My calendar allows you to book a lesson up to 4 hours in advance. However, if you want to fly on shorter notice, you are always welcome to e-mail me!

If you can’t find an available time on my booking calendar, please let me know and I will try my best to modify my schedule or find an alternative instructor.

What happens after I purchase?

In your purchase receipt email, you will receive a link allowing you to schedule your first lesson.

Questions before you purchase?

Please contact me directly at info@flightsimcoach.com

Syllabus

IR-01 | Basic instrument maneuvers

Instrument checks during taxi, scanning & 4 fundamentals, finding pitch & power setting for your aircraft, standard rate turns, airspeed changes, left turning tendencies, engine instrument awareness, constant rate/airspeed climbs and descents, vertical S, S1, S2, slow flight, steep turns


IR-02 | Partial panel

Learn how to control the aircraft in IMC without the attitude indicator or directional gyro


IR-03 | Navigation

Ensure you have a perfect understanding of VOR and GPS navigation (especially with reverse sensing!), develop your ability to balance your instrument scan between the primary flight instruments and the navigation instruments, and learn how to correct for wind drift.


IR-04 | Holding

Learn how to enter and fly a holding pattern. With the ability to quickly reposition the aircraft, we can practice this far more efficiently than you will be able to in a real aircraft. After mastering the basics, we will introduce wind of various levels to see the effect on entering and flying a hold.


IR-05 | Autopilot use

Learn how to use the autopilot to reduce your workload.


IR-06 | Approaches

Learn how to brief and fly VOR, LOC, GPS, and ILS approaches


IR-07 | Cross country

Put it all together and fly an actual cross country flight, preferably on an online ATC network such as PilotEdge


IR-08 | Emergency procedures

Practice handling various emergencies while in IMC such as electrical failures.


IR-09 | Instrument takeoff in 0-0 conditions

This is mostly a fun demonstration of what you DON’T want to do in the real aircraft – take off with absolutely zero visibility!


IR-10 | Departing and arriving uncontrolled airports

Learn how to get your clearance, what an IFR release is, and how to fly various obstacle departure procedures (ODPs) throughout the country. And don’t forget to cancel your IFR flight plan!


IR-11 | Circling approaches

Learn how to fly an approach to one runway, but maneuver to land on another runway after reaching “circling minimums.”

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