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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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, ...