IFR month is a four-week focus on the challenges and rewards of instrument flying. As part of the IFR focus, Sporty’s is providing webinars, videos, articles and interactive exercises. The goal is to encourage pilots to earn their instrument rating, get current, enjoy more utility from their pilot certificate—and have fun!

Get Rated. Get Current. Get Better.


Intro to IFR Question #29 - What to expect on an instrument checkride?

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Intro to IFR Question #28 - What are Holding Patterns?

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Intro to IFR Question #27 - How many hours does it take to get an instrument rating?

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

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Intro to IFR Question #25 - What are popular IFR acronyms?

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Check out all our IFR FAQs here >> 


How to pass the FAA instrument written test in less time.

Veteran instructor and course developer, Bret Koebbe, will show how to use tried and true study methods using Sporty’s Instrument Rating Course to make the process an engaging and meaningful learning experience, and not just another exercise in rote memorization.



Using a home simulator for IFR proficiency

With Chris McGonegle, Sporty's flight simulator expert.



IFR Quiz Hour: 20 questions to test your instrument flying knowledge

Join Sporty's John Zimmerman for a fast-paced hour of IFR flying questions and tips, covering everything from approach charts to weather theory.


Articles, Quizzes, and Videos

IFR Month is celebrated across Sporty’s Media Network, including the popular Flight Training Central, Air Facts, iPad Pilot News, and Sporty’s PIREPS blog. Each will include articles, videos, and quizzes on instrument flying topics. 


Getting Started with Instrument Training

IFR Quizzes

IFR Videos

Interactive Exercises

Advanced IFR


IFR Insights, with Spencer Suderman

Sporty’s has partnered with record-setting airshow pilot and instrument flight instructor Spencer Suderman for a new video series, called “IFR Insights,” available free on YouTube. In each episode, Suderman shows how to use modern tools like iPad apps and datalink weather to make IFR flying safer and easier. Multiple camera angles and real world ATC audio allow viewers to ride along and see why “flying IFR” doesn’t have to mean shooting approaches to 200 feet.

Episode 1: Flying an RNAV approach in IMC

Episode 2: Circle to land approach

Episode 3: IFR cross-country flight

Episode 4: ILS approach to Jacksonville

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