BASICS IFR (Instrument Flight Rules)


Basic IFR procedures for VFR pilots

The course is designed for VFR pilots (Visual Flight Rules). Its main motive is security and safe flying. In this course you will learn how to pilot when entering the IMC (Instrument Meteorological Conditions) during VFR flight – safe guidance to the nearest airport with use of instrument approach and land safely in case of IMC conditions.

The course is done on an airplane Cessna 172SP equipped with modern avionics Garmin 1000. Part of the practical training is associated with a flight to foreign and it is possible to combine with an excursion or business trip.


1st lesson:

Briefing: 2 hours

  • During the briefing you will learn the logic perception of instrument flight. We will show you all navigation aids what you have available onboard and demonstrate their proper function, use and in what situations you can use them.
  • We will learn how to properly monitor and spread your attention to the flight instruments in the event of loss of visual reference to the ground. We will show you all in the classroom on classical instruments and Garmin 1000 simulator. We will teach you in detail what you can expect in this task during practical flight.

Flight part – flight time: 1 hour

  • In flight we will show you how to fly with the artificial horizon without visual reference to the ground, proper use of Flight Director (FD), flight using FD and without using it in various flight modes.

2nd lesson:

Briefing: 2 hours

  • We will learn how to correctly read a Jeppesen map, AIP publications use on board and setting the track to the onboard avionics.
  • Next we will learn how to load precision and non-precision approach into the Garmin device by using fast “PROC” key or raw data i.m. set the approach manually.
  • We will explain the basics of proper execution of precision and non-precision approaches.
  • How to correctly evaluate the weather conditions and will show you how it is possible to regularly check the weather during your flight.

Flight part – flight time: 1 hour

  • We will show you how to correctly set all on-board equipment before departure.
  • During the flight we learn simulated approach including a missed approach.

3rd lesson: flight abroad/cross-country flight

Briefing: 1 – 2 hours

  • We’ll repeat what we’ve learned in previous lessons 1 and 2.
  • We’ll brush up your English phraseology for VFR flight.
  • We’ll learn how to correctly file a flight plan with more ways.
  • We’ll do a briefing including instrument approach at the destination airport./li>
  • We’ll discuss in detail all phases of the flight.

Flight Part: flight abroad During the flight abroad we summarize everything into practice. Obviously the flight time depends on distance destinations. We recommend:

  • Dresden  – total time of 1:30 or
  • Salzburg – total time of 3:30
  • Vienna – total time 3:00
  • However, we can fly to destinations of your choice.

Price of the Basic IFR pilot training

The price of the Basics IFR pilot training depends on the number of flight hours, duration of ground preparation and theoretical preparation in the teaching room. There are also additional costs related to landing and other airport fees.
The price for leasing a training aircraft and flight instructor services is based on the current price list BLUE SKY AVIATION Ltd.






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