FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I have to have the Knowledge test passed before I arrive for the IFR rating course?
Yes. Additional expenses will apply if you have not passed your Knowledge Test.
Is your IFR program guaranteed?
Of course not. I'm teaching you to be a safe, competent pilot, not just pass the checkride. All a "guaranteed course" means is that the school charges extra and hopes you pass on the first attempt. If not, they fly with you until you pass it or go home frustrated. I'd rather just give you excellent instruction so you know what you are doing. Passing the checkride is easy after that.
Will you train me at my location?
Yes, with additional cost for instructor airfare, lodging, rental car and a $40.00 per day travel per-deim. (No simulator time provided).
What inspections does my airplane need for training?
Please verify that all required avionics are operating properly prior to arrival. Please verify that the annual inspection, Pitot-static inspection, transponder inspection and all AD's have been completed.
Do I need to list you on my insurance?
Yes, please list me as an additional insured.
How much do you charge?
The program costs are listed on the individual training pages.
What should I do to prepare for training?
Please read the following books if you are taking instrument training:
Airman's Information Manual Chapters 1-6
Instrument Procedures Handbook Instrument Procedures Handbook FAA-H-8261-1
Instrument Flying Handbook FAA-H-8083-15
Aviation Weather AC 00-6A
Aviation Weather Services AC 00-45E
Instrument Practical Test Standards
They are published by the FAA and can be downloaded free. Be sure to bring these books to class!
What's your style of instruction?
Low key, funny, and professional with very little screaming or yelling. Training is in an informal atmosphere.
Can I rent an airplane there to do the training with you?
Is a hanger available?
Yes, but reservations may be required.
Do you have a simulator?
Yes, I have access to an AST-300 flight simulator.
When does the IFR course start?
Courses start at your convenience and can be split into several sessions if necessary.
What syllabus do you use?
I prepare an individual training program based on your experience and your airplane's equipment.
What time do you normally start training?
Each session starts at 8:30AM and finishes around 3:00-4:00PM. This gives you the afternoon for study.