The instrument rating is without a doubt the hardest rating to acquire. Unlike the private pilot rating or even the commercial rating, all the training for the instrument rating is conducted on instruments. There is little or no “outside the cockpit” work. It is very different from anything you have ever done in aviation and requires tremendous concentration. The regulations require 40 hours of instrument training. Some of that can be accomplished with desktop type procedure training device.
Again, we fly in complex airspace and explore every failure scenario that we can safely explore in flight, and we fly in real instrument weather conditions. Like the Private Pilot rating there is a ground school, flight training and a check ride. If you have your written done, I can have you ready for your check ride in 10 days or less. Your plane or mine, your location or mine, it’s the same process.
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