Instrument Pilot Ground School

CLASS 1: INSTRUMENT RATING INTRO

  • Course Introduction
  • Instrument Rating Requirements & Privileges
  • Instrument Currency
  • Overview of the IFR System

 CLASS 2: FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS

  • Pitot Static System
  • Electrical Instruments
  • Vacuum Systems
  • Transponder
  • Compass Errors
  • Attitude Instrument Flying   

CLASS 3:  ELECTRONIC NAVIGATION

  • VOR Navigation
  • DME
  • Area Navigation
  • Required Navigation Performance (RNP)
  • Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS)
  • ADF Navigation

CLASS 4: FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATIONS

  • Airspace
  • General Flight Rules Review – Part 91
  • Instrument Flight Rules – Part 91
  • Runway Lighting
  • Tower Enroute Routes (TEC)
  • ATC Clearances IFR/VFR/Composite Plans
  • VFR On-Top / Over the Top

 CLASS 5: IFR DEPARTURE PROCEDURES

  • Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPs)
  • Takeoff Minimums
  • Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODP)
  • Standard Instrument Departures (SID)
  • Radar Departures
  • VFR Departures

 CLASS 6: IFR ENROUTE PROCEDURES

  • Enroute Charts
  • NACO vs. Jeppesen Charts
  • Enroute Procedures- Communications
  • IFR Cruising Altitudes
  • Holding Procedures

CLASS 7: IFR ARRIVAL PROCEDURES

  • Enroute Transitions
  • Standard Terminal Arrival Route (STAR)
  • Approach Types: Precision / Non-Precision

 CLASS 8: IFR APPROACHES PROCEDURES

  • Understanding Approach Plates
  • Straight In vs. Circling Approaches
  • Course Reversals
  • Timed Approaches
  • Missed Approaches
  • Visual and Contact Approaches

CLASS 9: IFR INSTRUMENT APPROACHES

  • VOR & NDB Approaches
  • ILS Approaches
  • Localizer Approaches
  • LDF and SDF Approaches
  • RNAV Approaches
  • GPS (LNAV, LNAV+V, LPV, LP)
  • Landing Minimums

CLASS 10: IFR AVIATION WEATHER THEORY

  • Introduction to Weather Theory
  • Weather Factors
  • Specific IFR Weather Hazards
  • Weather Reports & Forecasts
  • Graphical Weather Products
  • Sources of Weather Information

CLASS 11: IFR EMERGENCIES & SINGLE PILOT CRM

  • IFR Lost Communications
  • Instrument Failures
  • Airport Surveillance Radar (ASR)
  • Precision Approach Radar (PAR)
  • No-Gyro Approach
  • PAVE Checklist
  • Hazardous Attitudes
  • Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT)
  • Single-Pilot IFR

CLASS 12: IFR FLIGHT PLANNING

  • Weather Considerations
  • Alternate Airports
  • Altitude Selection
  • Fuel Requirements
  • Route Selection
  • Approach Selection
  • IFR Flight Plan
  • Navigation Log

Course Content

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Welcome
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Final Instrument Exam

About Instructor

David

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Course Includes

  • 16 Lessons
  • 39 Topics
  • 11 Quizzes