Choose the right approach with IFR courses by AeroCourse
This three-day seminar is designed to lead students in a logical progression through the steps and knowledge necessary to carry out an IFR flight. It is intended to help students prepare for the Instrument Rating INRAT exam and show pilots the practical world of instrument flying. This seminar provides a solid foundation in all the practical and theoretical aspects of IFR flight. It is further enhanced by our instructors’ actual IFR experiences. The Canadian Instrument Rating Workbook 9th edition (2017) is a requirement when taking the IFR Seminar, it can be ordered with the course. We also strongly recommend the Aviation & Meteorology: Weather Fundamentals manual as this is heavily referenced in the course. Included in the course is the Online IFR Procedures course.
Hours – 0900 to 1730
Cost $560.00 (price includes the Online IFR Procedures course, and the CRM and CFIT online courses).
Other supplies needed are Canadian Instrument Rating Workbook 9th edition (2017), current AIM, C.A.P. General, Flight Computer (Jeppesen or equivalent), regular calculator (with square root function). Aviation & Meteorology: Weather Fundamentals manual, Airframe Icing booklet are recommended.
- Met Theory – as it pertains to IFR Flight including icing, thunderstorms and radar.
- Practical Met – including aviation forecast, reports and charts.
- IFR Procedures – Canada Air Pilot, approach plates, LO charts, IFR operating MINIMA, departure, and approach procedures.
- Radio Aids – GPS, ILS, VOR/DME and ADF.
- Air Regulations & Airspace – Air traffic control procedures and communication.
- Flight Ops – Airmanship including Canadian Runway Friction Index (CRFI), VASIS & PAPI and approach lighting, approach slope indicators, wind shear and human factors.
- Review of sample exam questions and exam writing techniques.
The IFR Ground School Seminar includes the online IFR Procedures Course. This course is designed to prepare you for the ground school seminar and used as a pre-study exercise to be completed prior to attending the seminar. It will provide you the ability to identify any key areas of deficiency and reviews basic IFR information you are expected to be familiar with before attending the seminar. Each lesson can be reviewed a total of two (2) times within a 60 day timeframe. The online IFR Procedures Course takes approximately 4-6 hours to complete.
To further compliment the AeroCourse IFR Ground School Seminar and provide enhanced learning to participants, we have included two new self-study online courses to be reviewed at your own pace within the activation time-frame (not necessary to be completed prior to the seminar):
- CRM (Crew Resource Management) online course: a communications course that assists an individual to achieve the highest possible level of safety and efficiency whether operating alone or in a multi-crew environment.
- CFIT (Controlled Flight Into Terrain) online course: provides a comprehensive look at resources and strategies involved in avoiding and preventing CFIT accidents.
These two separate online courses further enhance a pilot’s safety, performance and professionalism.
Each online lesson can be reviewed a total of two (2) times with 120 days to complete all the lessons from receipt of the activation code. One (1) activation code will be emailed upon registration to the IFR Ground School Seminar giving access to all three online courses.
Recommended reference material:
Aviation & Meteorology: Weather Fundamentals (available from AeroCourse or pilot supply shops)
Airframe Icing Addendum (available from AeroCourse or pilot supply shops)
From the Ground Up
Instrument Procedure Manual (available from pilot supply shops)
Current AIM (available from AeroCourse, pilot supply shops or online from Transport Canada)
CAP General (available online from NAV Canada)