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Instrument Rating: The training and checkride

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I would like to thank everyone for the answers to my last two questions. 

My next question is about the Instrument rating. What is the training and checkride like? If anyone could give me a detailed description about it, I'd greatly appreciate it.

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  1. Lucas on Feb 26, 2013

    It really all depends on the flight school you are attending (141/61) and what kind of airplanes they are utilizing (old steam gauges/G-1000).
    In general while you were training for the private all was based on looking outside to find your bearings (90% outside an 10% at your instruments), during your IFR training it will be 100% focus on the instruments.
    Using flight simulators, such as X-Plane will greatly help practicing what your instructor taught you in the school’s simulator or airplane. The checkride will be very thorough and will focus on making sure that you do not fall behind the airplane and get yourself in a dangerous situation, but the hardest part will be the written as it is the hardest of all of the aviation written tests, in my opinion.
    It is very hard because the questions are made in such a manner that they kind of force you to pick the wrong answer because it looks like they are actually asking the opposite of what they are really asking.
    Keep in mind though that there are pieces of software out there that will greatly increase the chances of you acing the test such as our own.
    Here is the link to our Instrument Virtual Prep DEMO:


    This will give you an idea of what they are looking for during the written testing.

    Let me know if you like our teaching style.

    Cheers Lucas

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