You are ready to pursue your instrument rating. That’s great! An instrument rating opens the door to many more flying days. This section will discuss what you’ll need to do prior to taking your instrument checkride.
Along with the currency requirements of a private pilot, an instrument pilot needs to remain instrument current as well. The FAA details those requirements in FAR 61.57. Follow along as we break down what you need to do to stay instrument current.
Large Flight schools and companies often us MEL’s to determine the airworthiness of an aircraft. A MEL can supersede the other regulations which determine what equipment is required to be working on an aircraft.