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INSTRUMENT RATING HELICOPTER BACKGROUND: This course is designed to train a pilot to control the helicopter by reference to the instruments in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC), i.e. weather conditions less than Visual Flight rules conditions (VFR). The Pilot will learn: to control and navigate the aircraft by reference to the instruments, rules and regulations, flight planning, systems, human factors, and how the air traffic control system applies to IFR flight.

The course will consist of ground training with a qualified instructor. Introduction to procedures and techniques will be performed in an FAA approved simulator, allowing the student to maximize their training by performing more approaches per hour of training then is possible in the aircraft. Actual aircraft training will be done in a helicopter under simulated instrument conditions.

INSTRUMENT RATING FAA REQUIRMENTS: An applicant for the instrument rating rotorcraft helicopter must hold at least a private pilot license with a helicopter class rating, be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language, receive and log ground training from an authorized instructor, receive and log flight training from an authorized instructor in an aircraft and/or simulator approved by the FAA, that’s representative of the aircraft for which the rating is sought. The applicant must pass a FAA knowledge and Practical exam.

The applicant will need 50 hours of cross-country flight time as pilot in command, a total of 40 hours actual or simulated instrument time including-at least 15 hours of flight training from an authorized instructor in a helicopter, a cross country under IFR flight of at least 100 nautical miles with three different approaches at three different airports, and three hours of flight training in preparation for the practical exam.