Questions tagged [instrument-rating]

An endorsement to a pilot's license that allows the holder to legally perform flights under instrument flight rules (IFR).

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Can a US pilot residing in the EU fly N-reg under IFR on a US PPL?

I am a US citizen living in the Netherlands, and I have an FAA PPL(A) with current IR as well as an EASA PPL(A) without IR. I am currently trying to figure out my easiest path to IR conversion, as I ...
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For purposes of the FAA instrument written, which system becomes primary for pitch following an AHRS failure?

Sheppard Air claims to have questions exactly from the FAA test. I'm wondering what folks think of the Q&A for this one. It asks In the event of an AHRS failure, what becomes your primary pitch ...
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Which sub-scale setting may a pilot use on an instrument approach in South Africa--QFE or QNH?

I saw this question in my Instrument Rating exam and I need to know which answer is correct, A or B. Question: As far as the vertical reference of an aircraft during the final approach segment of an ...
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Can a non-IFR rated pilot accept an IFR clearance, provided the operation occurs in VMC only?

According to this FAA ruling a pilot can operate an aircraft under an IFR flight plan even if the aircraft is not IFR certified, provided the operation occurs in VMC. What the ruling doesn't ...
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Is a CFII required in order for a flight Instructor to provide training for added class ratings?

Must a flight instructor have a CFII to provide multi-engine add-on training to a customer meeting the following criteria: Holds a commercial pilot certificate with a single engine land class rating. ...
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How do I maximize flight hour usage in getting an instrument rating?

I recently finished a private pilot certificate and I'd like to get a instrument rating while keeping my costs low. I understand I'll need 50 hours of cross country PIC time (VFR) and 40 hours ...
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What is the role of a CFI (not CFII) as safety pilot for hood time?

I am an instrument student at a flight school with a "primary" CFII whom I'm logging dual instruction time. Things are going pretty well, making progress but the instructor has been ...
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Do I need to keep my foreign based PPL after passing an FAA instrument checkride?

I have a foreign based PPL (PPL issue on the basis and valid only as long as my foreign PPL is valid). I'm going to go for an instrument rating checkride very soon. Assuming I pass the checkride ...
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Can I retake my instrument rating written and practical exam with the FAA?

I was looking to get my restricted ATP at a university, but one of the requirements is to get my instrument rating from that university. Since I already have my instrument rating, but have not flown ...
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Does a standalone EASA Multi-Engine Instrument Rating exist?

I'm starting an A320 type rating in a couple of months, but my MEP/IR is expiring before that. The pre-entry requirements were only a ME IR. Got me wondering: can I just revalidate my ME IR and let my ...
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Must a CFII be instrument current to provide instrument training?

Can a CFII conduct training for an instrument student in VFR conditions if the CFII isn’t instrument current?
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Advantages to doing an initial instrument rating training in a Cirrus over a conventional aircraft?

I live in Australia and I'm in the process of choosing a school for my instrument rating. I need feedback from the many of you out there with IFR experience willing to share their thoughts. I'm going ...
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Part 65.61.d.2 IFR Requirements [duplicate]

I have a question regarding this requirement as I work on my IFR SEL rating: Forty hours of actual or simulated instrument time in the areas of operation listed in paragraph (c) of this section, ...