WHAT IS INSTRUMENT RATING IR(H)?
Flying by sole reference to the instruments is a skill that is acquired through the instrument rating program. Its purpose is to prepare you for flight in reduced visibility or poor weather.
It is important to get this training in-between your private and commercial pilot training. An instrument rating also makes you a more proficient and safe pilot by helping you become more knowledgeable with aviation in general.
The skill of being experienced with on-board flight instruments is so unique that it is commonly becoming a requirement for most commercial flight jobs.
Make sure to give yourself a jumpstart in your aviation career by getting your instrument rating through Anthelion Helicopters.
- Hold at least a private pilot certificate with an airplane, helicopter, or powered-lift rating appropriate to the instrument rating sought;
- Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language. If the applicant is unable to meet any of these requirements due to a medical condition, the administrator may place such operating limitations on the applicant’s pilot certificate as is necessary for the safe operation of the aircraft;
- Receive and log ground training from an authorized instructor or accomplish a home-study course of training on the aeronautical knowledge areas of paragraph (b) of this section that apply to the instrument rating wanted;
- Receive a logbook or training record endorsement from an authorized instructor certifying that the person is prepared to take the required knowledge test;
- Receive and log training on the areas of operation of paragraph (c) of this section from an authorized instructor in an aircraft, flight simulator or flight training device that represents an airplane, helicopter or powered-lift appropriate to the instrument rating wanted;
- Receive a logbook or training record endorsement from an authorized instructor certifying that the person is prepared to take the required practical test;
- Pass the required knowledge test on the aeronautical knowledge areas of paragraph (b) of this section; however, an applicant is not required to take another knowledge test when that person already holds an instrument rating; and
- Pass the required practical test on the areas of operation in paragraph (c) of this section
- Fifty hours of cross country flight time as pilot in command, of which 10 hours must have been in a helicopter; and
- Forty hours of actual or simulated instrument time in the areas of operation listed under paragraph (c) of this section, of which 15 hours must have been with an authorized instructor who holds an instrument-helicopter rating.
- Three hours of instrument flight training from an authorized instructor in a helicopter that is appropriate to the instrument-helicopter rating within 2 calendar months before the date of the practical test; and
- Instrument flight training on cross country flight procedures, including one cross country flight in a helicopter with an authorized instructor that is performed under instrument flight rules and a flight plan that has been filed with an air traffic control facility,
- A flight of 100 nautical miles along airways or by directed routing from an air traffic control facility;
- An instrument approach at each airport; and
- Three different kinds of approaches with the use of navigation systems.
- Our new R-44 Raven II features a state-of-the-art Garmin 500 Glass Cockpit driven by a Garmin 430W to provided a powerful Instrument training package. When combined with our exceptional Elite Advanced Aircraft Training Device we offer one of most up-to date and comprehensive IFR packages on the West Coast.
- We also offer an analogue gage R-44 Clipper and R-22 for instrument training and will have a new glass panel R22 IFR trainer arriving shortly.