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Old 04-20-2007, 02:41 PM   #1  
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Anyone has any info on these 10 day instrument rating courses? Is it to fast? My friend is looking on getting his instrument rating quick before school starts.

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I think it is too fast! Yes, you can be trained to fly an ILS but other than landing a plane, I believe instruments is the most important phase of a pilot's training. Anyone can be trained to pass a checkride, but do you understand what you have just learned long term? In 10 days, no f-ing way!
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Anyone has any info on these 10 day instrument rating courses? Is it to fast? My friend is looking on getting his instrument rating quick before school starts.

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It can be done, but you will be cross-eyed from staring at gauges all day.
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Rated in 10 days, yes. Ready to fly single-pilot in IMC in 10 days. NO.

The instrument rating, out of all of them is most likely to kill you without enough time in the plane with an experienced instructor.
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Rated in 10 days, yes. Ready to fly single-pilot in IMC in 10 days. NO.

The instrument rating, out of all of them is most likely to kill you without enough time in the plane with an experienced instructor.

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I think it is too fast! Yes, you can be trained to fly an ILS but other than landing a plane, I believe instruments is the most important phase of a pilot's training. Anyone can be trained to pass a checkride, but do you understand what you have just learned long term? In 10 days, no f-ing way!

Excellent points! I thought about doing the IFR stuff in a 10 day course. But I didn't and I'm glad! These quick IFR courses will get you ready for the checkride but not the reality of IMC flight BY YOURSELF! The IFR is definitely worth taking at least a month to do so you can absorb the tons of information you will be facing. The commercial is a different story but definitely take your time with your IFR rating.
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I agree, 10 hours of mostly sim is not the same as real IMC. It will bite you faster than any other type of flying (mostly on approach). Especially single pilot ops.
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