Why Obtain this Rating?
Have you ever thought about it? There are a few reasons you might want to obtain this rating.
- You think it would be a good tool to have in your aviation tool belt.
- It is an important step in your aviation career.
- You would like to increase your proficiency or frequency of flying for business or for fun.
Knowing your reason will help you to determine how best to obtain this rating. There are a few options out there. SaltAir is one of them! Our IFR Certified Piper Archer III is perfect for this type of training. With a Garmin G600 Glass Pannel PFD, dual WAAS enabled Garmin 430’s, and two-axis autopilot, it is well equipped for the job. Come in and check it out if you are interested!
If you are still working towards obtaining your private pilot certificate keep this information in the back of your mind. If you have already passed your private pilot check-ride this might be the next step for you!
Instrument flying is serious business – it is demanding, precise, and requires great attention to detail. This endeavor could be the most challenging thing you have done thus far in your aviation career. It can also be one of the most thrilling, rewarding, and fun experiences you will have in the pilot’s seat. Not only will an instrument rating make you a better pilot, but it will give you much greater flexibility and freedom when making that all-important go/no-go decision.
VFR flying on the other hand can be pretty cut and dry – if clouds, weather, or low visibility are present it often means a flight cannot be completed… but instrument flying can give you the freedom to go through the clouds when other have to go around them!
With this greater freedom, however, comes a greater need for proper preflight planning and learning how to make good weather-related decisions. You can also expect your critical thinking skills and precision flying techniques to be challenged.
Give us a call today to talk about furthering your training!
Are you up for the challenge??