Instrument Evaluation Flight
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Lesson One:
Ground and flight evaluation of student’s knowledge and performance

With instructor assistance the student will plan, file, and fly a short instrument cross-country flight to a destination 51 to 75 nautical miles distant and return. The student will learn how to plan an IFR flight, prepare a flight log, obtain a thorough weather briefing, obtain clearances, and conduct the flight.
The instructor will demonstrate a non-hooded instrument approach to a full stop landing at the destination and return airports. A new clearance will be obtained for the return flight. Ideally, the student will be able to fly 60 percent to 90 percent of the flight with some coaching from the instructor.
  • Aircraft systems
  • Aircraft performance
  • Preflight planning
  • Use of checklists
  • Basic flight maneuvers
  • Radio communications procedures
  • Navigation systems

Completion Standards:
The Lesson is complete when the student has a sufficient overview of the planning, filling, and conduct of an IFR flight; to begin planning and filling IFR flight plans with a minimum of assistance from the instructor. The student will meet private pilot standards for holding heading within +/-10°, airspeeds within +/-10 Knots, and altitudes within +/-100 feet.

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"Mastering Instrument Flying", by Henry Sollman with Sherwood Harris
"Mastering GPS Flying", by Phil Dixon & Sherwood Harris
"Microsoft Flight Simulator X for Real World Pilots", by Jeff Van West and Kevin Lane-Cummings
Gleim, “Instrument Pilot Flight Maneuvers and Practical Test Prep”
Gleim, “Instrument Pilot FAA Knowledge Test, 2010 Ed