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Throughout the month of February 2024, Sporty’s is celebrating IFR Month, a four-week focus on the challenges and rewards of instrument flying. We'll be hosting interactive webinars, publishing numerous IFR articles, and offering limited time savings on essential products for instrument flying. The goal is to encourage pilots to earn their instrument rating, get current, enjoy more utility from their pilot certificate—and have fun #cloudsurfing.

Get Rated. Get Current. Get Better.

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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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Intro to IFR Question #24 - What is the 1-2-3 rule in IFR?

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Intro to IFR Question #23 - What's to be expected in IFR flight training?

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Sporty's Instrument Rating CourseSporty's has been training instrument pilots for over 60 years. Here's the latest version of our award-winning courses.

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 will also be celebrated across Sporty’s Media Network, including the popular Flight Training Central, Air Facts, iPad Pilot News, and Flight Sim Update websites. Each will include articles, videos, and quizzes on instrument flying topics. Sporty’s Pilot’s Discretion podcast will feature two IFR-centric episodes in February. We'll be adding new content every day, so check back often. Here's a preview:

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

Spencer Suderman IFR


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