Too often, pilots after obtaining their IFR rating
don't want to go to get their commercial license, they drift away and fail to remain current and proficient.
Back in the 1970s, Peter Dogan pioneered the 10-day IFR rating
program delivered to your door by combining the ATC-610 flight training device with intensive flight training.
It means it's so cloudy that pilots aren't allowed to take off unless they are able to fly by instruments alone and have earned an IFR rating
In 15 years of flying my C-55 Baron I hesitated to obtain a multiengine IFR rating
precisely because I envisioned that dealing with an engine out in IMC conditions was still a poorly defined procedure.
We were both fairly new pilots, my husband with less than two years' experience and me with three, plus a recent IFR rating