Instrument Rating

Instrument Airplane Syllabus:

Stage I: Instrument scanning and interpretation, aircraft control, radio navigation

Introduction and Instrument Systems (Ground)

Instrument scan, basic attitude instrument flight

Instrument Scan, Aircraft Control, Practice Maneuvers, Aircraft Gaits

Intercepting and Tracking VOR Navigation Aids, HSI, Autopilot Usage

Holding Patterns and Workload Management

GPS Navigation and Automation Management

Stage II: IFR charts, weather, holding patterns, instrument approaches

Airspace, Charts, Flight Planning and Enroute Operations

Communications, Clearances, Lost Communications Procedures

Cockpit Organization, Workload Management, Checklists

Non-Precision Approaches

IFR Weather and Weather Services

Precision Approaches

IFR Departure Procedures and Terminal Arrival Procedures

Partial Panel Maneuvers and Approaches

Unusual Attitude Recoveries

Stage III: Cross-Country and checkride prep

Enroute and Cross-Country Instrument Flight

Review and Checkride Prep


Appendix A – IFR Regulations Quick Reference from AOPA

Appendix B – Lost Communications

Appendix C – IFR Endorsements

Appendix D – Instrument rating Flight Experience Requirements

Appendix E – Important References to Study

Appendix F – Kneeboard Cheatsheets

Appendix G - KSQL IFR Departure Procedure:

Appendix H – Garmin Guidance for DPEs and CFIs for simulation system failures with G1000:

Appendix I – GPS Approach types and CDI Sensitivity: