Instrument Rating
Lesson Plans


Instrument Rating Airman Certification Standards:

  1. Preflight Preparation:

  2. Preflight Procedures:

    • Task A. Aircraft Systems Related to IFR Operations
    • Task B. Aircraft Flight Instruments and Navigation Equipment
    • Task C. Instrument and Equipment Cockpit Check
  3. Air Traffic Control Clearances and Procedures:

  4. Flight by Reference to Instruments:

  5. Instrument Approach Procedures:

  6. Emergency Operations:

    • Task A. Loss of Communications
    • Task B. One engine inoperative during straight-and-level flight and turns (AMEL, AMES)
    • Task C. One Engine Inoperative – Instrument Approach (AMEL, AMES)
    • Task D. Approach with Loss of Primary Flight Instrument Indicators
  7. Postflight Procedures:

    • Task A. Checking Instruments and Equipment



  • FAA-S-ACS-8 (Change 1)
  • 14 CFR parts 61, 91
  • AC 00-6
  • AC 00-45
  • FAA (FAA-H-8083-2) Risk Management Handbook
  • FAA (FAA-H-8083-25) Pilot Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge
  • Aeronautical Information Manual