Tomorrow is the flight to the big game and you and your buddies are anxious to begin the journey because you have rented a Club airplane and will be flying the crew there. As luck would have it a peek at the extended forecast is showing a chance of MVFR along your route and a mention that your destination airport may be IFR at your arrival time. Now the waiting game begins. You check the Weather Channel, Weather Bug and even the Old Farmer’s Almanac in hopes one of them will dispute what the FAA weather gurus are planning for your weekend.
You have thought about obtaining your instrument rating before but just didn’t have the time and didn’t think you would use it much anyway. Now here you are facing the same “do I stay or do I go? – more like now “do I fly or do I drive?”.
More recently the FAA has changed the rules regarding an Approved Aviation Training Device or an AATD. An approved AATD can be used up to 20 hours of the required 40, as shown in FAR 61.65 for pilots and 61.4 for simulators. Attached is FAA document which explains the use of an AATD. The use of an AATD could cut the cost the instrument rating by possible 40%! OAS will be acquiring an Cessna NAV III Garmin G1000 NXi in the near future for your use. You can use it solo, with your instructor or an OAS contract instructor.
OK now you’re running out of excuses in obtaining your instrument rating. OAS offers ground sessions preparing you to take the FAA Instrument Airplane Knowledge Test, all within a unique training atmosphere!
Call us at OAS and we will help you get your head in the clouds!