instrument rating

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instrument rating

An endorsement indicating a pilot's ability to fly using instruments, without visual reference to the ground, as he or she would do so under instrument meteorological conditions (IMC).
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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.
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.
The team was assembled in 1997 in response to NASA's Competitive Tasking Notice to research and reduce the time and cost of training new pilots by 50% through improved flight training and a one step to IFR rating.