IFR (Instrument Flight Refresh)
The primary objective of the IFR refresher program is to improve flight safety by maintaining proficiency in instrument flight rules under abnormal conditions such as a partial panel, engine failure, bad weather, system failure, and so on.
Sky Training Aviation IFR refresher training (hour program) can be achieved solo or in groups, always under the supervision of one of our simulator flight instructors, and because the application is customized, you may adjust your flight simulation and training to best fit your needs.
On successful completion of the course, trainees will be awarded with a certificate of training on the “Entrol A11 B200 GT FNTPII MCC simulator”.
What Is an Instrument Rating?
An Instrument Rating (IR) is a pilot rating achieved after undergoing extensive training that focuses primarily on flying with instruments. It is a fun and demanding flight training discipline that is perhaps one of the most useful ratings you can gain to your pilot license. Except for takeoff and landing, an instrument pilot can fly an airplane from point A to point B without ever having to glance out the window; it is a truly impressive talent.
The instrument rating provides many novice pilots with their first look at how the National Airspace System, radar, and air traffic control function. All of these principles are crucial since you will now be certified to operate in the same airspace as turbine planes. Others are flying in instrument meteorological circumstances (IMC) on an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) flight plan for the first time, which is known as flying in the clouds or on a dark and stormy night.
Why Should I Get My Instrument Rating?
There are a variety of reasons why a pilot would desire to add an instrument rating to their pilot license, including the following:
- The first is the issue of security. Even if a pilot never plans to fly in the clouds or in conditions other than visual flight rules (VFR), the instrument rating adds an extra layer of protection in the event that something goes wrong during a trip. Not only will the pilot have a better understanding of the weather and what to anticipate, but if the situation grew critical, and they had no choice but to fly through the clouds, they could do it safely in an aircraft equipped with IFR capabilities.
- If a pilot wants to become a flight teacher, they can earn an instrument rating.
- As a commercial airline pilot, you’ll be able to fly across the world. While acquiring a commercial certificate without an instrument rating is feasible, it restricts the sorts of employment and flying you may do with your commercial license.
What Does IFR Mean?
IFR stands for Instrument Flight Rules, and pilots who do not have an instrument rating are not permitted to fly under IFR. Instrument Flight Rules entails the following:
- An instrument flight can be filed (evaluate weather conditions).
- You can easily navigate across different types of airspace.
- You are not needed to follow any specified weather conditions.
This is a useful tool for pilots who fly long distances since it typically results in a much more efficient flight while also obtaining support from air traffic control as an extra pair of eyes on the air traffic and weather around you. Even if a pilot never expects to fly under actual Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC), using an instrument flight plan will reduce travel time and improve safety.