Intro to IFR Question #26 - What benefits does an Instrument Rating provide


What benefits does an Instrument Rating provide? 

Besides the confidence that comes from obtaining an Instrument Rating, there are flight scenario doors that the added rating will open for a pilot: 

  • Navigating using instruments
  • Cross-Country Flights 
  • Flight Planning flexibility
  • Access controlled airspace
  • Fly in adverse weather conditions
  • Flight into known icing conditions
  • Increased safety and redundancy 
  • Greater flight opportunities
  • More precise flying



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Chris caught the aviation bug at the age of seven when he was able to sit in the cockpit of a 737 between flights, thanks to his aunt working at a large airline. Countless balsa wood flyers and multi-stage rockets later, he enrolled in the Aviation Technology Program at the University of Cincinnati and successfully turned a fascination into a career. “One of my most memorable flights was flying my dad to a local airport with a restaurant just off the ramp known for their generously portioned ribs. I’ll never forget that day with passenger #1.” As the Director of Search Marketing at Sporty’s, Chris is tasked with managing online advertising and search engine optimization but he still loves to search for new products.

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