May 2015 Issue

IFR Training In IMC?

Students need a taste of what theyíll be flying in when a double-I isnít sitting beside them.

Iíve never felt it appropriate that a pilot could obtain an instrument rating without flying in clouds. From a safety standpoint, it seems ludicrous. I received instrument dual in IMC and have done my best to make sure my instrument students get experience in the clag before taking their checkride. Nevertheless, I recognize that there are flight schools and instructors who will not give dual in IMC for various reasons. Over the years, Iíve spoken with a number of them about the issue.

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