Flying in Non-visual Conditions: Instrument Pilot

Flying conditions are not always the best. Some environmental factors could cause the pilot’s vision to be low or non-existent. In these situations, flight instruments are your best allies.

Instrument Rating (IR) is a pilot rating earned through intensive training that focuses on flying using instruments exclusively. It’s arguably one of the most important ratings you can earn on your pilot license, and it’s a lot of fun and intellectually stimulating. An expert instrument flyer may fly an aircraft from point A to B without looking outside except for takeoffs and landings.

Rated pilots are qualified to fly in low visibility conditions only using their instruments for navigation. This makes them a much safer pilot to be around when the weather is bad.

Getting My Instrument Rating: Is It Worth It?

The instrument rating is considered difficult to earn as it requires significant training and practice to master flying solely on instruments. The standards for earning the instrument pilot certificate are fairly high too, so you know you’re learning from an expert instructor if they have a valid IR rating.

Flying with your aircraft flight instruments is fun, interesting, and useful in many ways. The most obvious way an instrument rating enhances your flying experience is by allowing you to fly in low visibility conditions using only your gauges for reference.

Flying on instruments is a great intellectual challenge and will make you a better pilot. When you fly based on the IFR equipment, there is little room for distractions or errors. Your mind needs to be constantly working. Instrument pilots are responsible for everything that happens in the sky when they’re flying instrument procedures.

Become an Instrument Pilot With The CAVU Pilot

At The CAVU Pilot, we offer a wide range of flight courses, including Instrument Pilot. With our course, you will understand what your aircraft flight instruments say and what to do based on what you see on your IFR equipment.

Our certified instructors are expert instrument pilots, and they are committed to helping you get your Instrument Rating.

Learn to fly in the most unfavorable visual conditions. Start our course today.


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