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IFR Tutorials

IFR Tutorials

Part I - IFR Course Introduction
An instrument rating training course overview.
Part I - Chapter 1
A short IFR flight from uncontrolled airspace to a reporting point in controlled airspace and return via a "cruise clearance".
Part I - Chapter 2
An examination of possible instrument approach options for an imaginary airport in mountain country. It includes a simple method of briefing an IFR approach chart and a detailed look at the actual obstruction clearance during an instrument let down.
Part I - Chapter 3
A clever missed approach procedure that affords an introduction to the ILS localizer and its back course.
Part I - Chapter 4
An explanation of IFR takeoff minimums and departure procedures under TERPS.
Part I - Chapter 5
A description of FAA-designed protection from obstacles and air traffic, from liftoff to touchdown.
Part I - Chapter 6
Altitude selection for ground-based navigation.
Part I - Chapter 7
A thorough dissertation on holding patterns, entry procedures, timing, airspeed limits and related chart symbols.
Part I - Chapter 8
Application of the previous instrument training lessons to flight planning an IFR cross country trip.
Part I - Chapter 9
IFR fuel and alternate airport requirements; direct, off-airway, random RNAV and substitue routes, explained.
Part I - Chapter 10
Pilot and controller interactions on an IFR cross country flight.
Part I - Chapter 11
Maintaining situational awareness while TRACON vectors pilots to their final approach course.
Part I - Chapter 12
SIDS, STARS, ASR and PAR radar approaches all help pilots simplify their tasks.
Part I - Chapter 13
A detailed explanation of two-way radio communication failure procedures under FAR Pt. 91.185
Part I - Chapter 14
A listing of certain words and phrases for which every IFR pilot should anticipate and be alert to hear.
Part 2 - Chapter 1
Attitude instrument flying, both past and present methods, including 'Control and Performance' and 'Primary and Supporting'.
Part 2 - Chapter 2
How to safely remain within procedure turn limits - it isn't what the AIM leads you to think.
Part 2 - Chapter 3
A comparison between procedure turn and holding pattern protected airspace. Also, timed approaches from a holding fix are explained.
Part 2 - Chapter 4
Save hundreds of training dollars by practicing Pattern "B" with your desktop simulator.
Part 2 - Chapter 5
Tips to aid in VOR and ADF orientation and flying DME arcs.
Part 2 - Chapter 6
Part 2 - Chapter 7
Part 2 - Chapter 8
Part 3 - Chapter 1
Part 3 - Chapter 2
Part 3 - Chapter 3
Part 3 - Chapter 4