Welcome Guest. Sign in or Signup

3 Answers

Airplane/Helicopter IFR

Asked by: 2133 views , , , ,
FAA Regulations, General Aviation, Helicopter, Instrument Rating

What is the most money and time efficient way to earn you Helicopter and Airplane IFR lic?

Ace Any FAA Written Test!
Actual FAA Questions / Free Lifetime Updates
The best explanations in the business
Fast, efficient study.
Pass Your Checkride With Confidence!
FAA Practical Test prep that reflects actual checkrides.
Any checkride: Airplane, Helicopter, Glider, etc.
Written and maintained by actual pilot examiners and master CFIs.
The World's Most Trusted eLogbook
Be Organized, Current, Professional, and Safe.
Highly customizable - for student pilots through pros.
Free Transition Service for users of other eLogs.
Our sincere thanks to pilots such as yourself who support AskACFI while helping themselves by using the awesome PC, Mac, iPhone/iPad, and Android aviation apps of our sponsors.

3 Answers

  1. Kris Kortokrax on Jun 06, 2013

    Do the airplane first and add on the helicopter.

    Anyone who has flown both, already would know that it is more expensive to fly the helicopter,
    not to mention that it is difficult to find a helicopter equipped with everything needed to fly instruments. Also, finding a helicopter CFII who has any experience beyond obtaining the rating is difficult. Blind leading the blind.

    +4 Votes Thumb up 6 Votes Thumb down 2 Votes

  2. CFI Academy on Jun 06, 2013

    Join the US Army – WO helicopter pilot – once you get out, use the VA benefits to fund your airplane add on.

    0 Votes Thumb up 0 Votes Thumb down 0 Votes

  3. Sam Dawson on Jun 06, 2013

    I assume You already have private FW and private RW. If so, go the route Kris mentioned. You can pick up the intricacies of flying IFR in a FW and then the instrument rotor craft is a pretty easy add on, not just in accomplishing it but getting proficient.

    +1 Votes Thumb up 1 Votes Thumb down 0 Votes

The following terms have been auto-detected the question above and any answers or discussion provided. Click on a term to see its definition from the Dauntless Aviation JargonBuster Glossary.

Answer Question

Our sincere thanks to all who contribute constructively to this forum in answering flight training questions. If you are a flight instructor or represent a flight school / FBO offering flight instruction, you are welcome to include links to your site and related contact information as it pertains to offering local flight instruction in a specific geographic area. Additionally, direct links to FAA and related official government sources of information are welcome. However we thank you for your understanding that links to other sites or text that may be construed as explicit or implicit advertising of other business, sites, or goods/services are not permitted even if such links nominally are relevant to the question asked.