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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Nonetheless, comparing the ATP (using PTS) to the instrument rating (using ACS) is useful to see the additional requirements for the ATP.
A common thing these days is to obtain the instrument rating without ever having flown in a cloud.
Issuers whose instrument ratings were placed on review for possible downgrade are listed below:
Because of my profession (I've been an attorney involved with aircraft accident litigation for several decades), I've looked closely at far too many accidents that occurred in instrument conditions to pilots with instrument ratings but little actual time flying in clouds.
Recently proposed changes for use of simulator time towards an instrument rating make a perfect example.
Doesn't the instrument rating teach us how to handle weather flying?
Matt earned his private pilot rating in 1994, instrument rating in 1999, and his commercial rating in 2000.
I am a 900-hour private pilot with an instrument rating, but after spending upwards of $250 per hour to fly aircraft that provided no more utility than some of the LSAs on the market now, I realized things must change.
I maintain that the instrument rating is for the category "airplane" and he is therefore qualified in the multi already.
No, the instrument rating isn't free; earning it requires a commitment of time and resources.

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