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This category is a discussion of conducting a flight under instrument flight rules (IFR). It also explains the sources for flight planning, the conditions associated with instrument flight, and the procedures used for each phase of IFR flight: departure, en route, and approach. The category concludes with an example of an IFR flight that applies many of the procedures discussed in the category.
- Sources of Flight Planning Information
- IFR Flight Plan
- ATC Clearances
- Departure Procedures (DPs)
- En Route Procedures
- Holding Procedures
- Instrument Approaches (Part One)
- Instrument Approaches (Part Two)
- Instrument Approaches (Part Three)
- Instrument Weather Flying (Part One)
- Instrument Weather Flying (Part Two)
- Conducting an IFR Flight (Part One)
- Conducting an IFR Flight (Part Two)
If you are studying for or planning on studying for your instrument rating, the ASA Test Prep guide for the Instrument Rating will help you prepare with samples of every test question in the FAA exam database, along with their answers and explanations. Subjects covered are: meteorology, flight and navigational instruments, instrument flight rules and procedures, arrivals and approaches, and review computations. It also includes a computer testing supplement.
You should also consider getting a copy of the Instrument Pilot Oral Exam Guide by Michael D. Hayes to prepare for the oral exam as well as the the Instrument Rating Airmen Certification Standards by the FAA which outlines the standards for passing the knowledge and oral exams.