The class will run for 12 weeks and be divided into two six-week terms. We meet Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM for two hours in the Morey Airplane Company conference room. The Winter term begins Thursday, January 12 and goes though February 16. Following a four-week break, the Spring term begins Thursday, March 16 and finishes April 20.
The class has two objectives: 1) To help you become a safe and proficient instrument pilot and 2) successfully pass the FAA instrument pilot-airplane written test. Topics covered in the first six-week term will be FAR’s, advanced human factors, instrumentation, attitude Instrument flying, navigation, airport operations, airspace, and the ATC system. Topics covered in the second six-week term include: IFR charts; en route procedures holding; arrival procedures; approach charts; approach procedures; meteorology, and IFR flight planning.
You will need to have the following references at the start of class: Jeppesen Instrument Commercial textbook and test guide, Airman Certification Standards for Instrument Pilot- Airplane, and The FAR/AIM. All four can be purchased from the Morey Airplane Company office. Additional supplies such as IFR charts and chart supplements will be needed later.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Debbie at the Morey office (608-836-1711) by next Tuesday, January 5 to register and arrange to pick up your materials. Once you are registered, I will provide the first class session reading assignment.