Here’s a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the IFR6 program.
Accelerated IFR FAQs
How much will it cost?
Is there a deposit?
How long does my training last?
What are the prerequisites for your course?
You need to have:
- A completed written test
- 40 hours of PIC cross-country time
- Complete aircraft logbooks for the airplane you will be flying including a current annual inspection and IFR certification
- Current Flight Review
- Current Medical (Basic Med OK)
- Valid U.S Passport or birth certificate
- 10 hours of IFR instruction
- Current GPS data (if installed)
- A minimum of 50 hours in your airplane
- View-limiting device
Is there any kind of flight test involved?
How much time will I spend in my airplane?
Will I be flying any cross country trips during my training?
Will I be flying in actual IMC?
What if my training gets delayed due to weather?
I’m concerned about talking on the radio.
What if I don’t have a plane?
We have a full fleet of rental airplanes available at a reasonable price.
What kind of lodging is available?
I’d like to bring my family - is there anything to do there?
Charleston, SC, is one of the premier vacation destinations in the United States – in fact, according to Conde Nast, it has been voted as the number one city in the United States the last two years in a row. We have some of the best beaches in the country, top tier hotels and restaurants, unique shopping, and a fantastic array of historical locations and tours, from Ft. Sumter to Boone Hall Plantation to Middleton Gardens. However, we do not recommend bringing anything that may distract you from the task at hand. These are long days and family obligations are difficult to satisfy during your training here. Instead, we suggest that you make your visit here a two week stay and have your family join you after your training, so you can relax after you get your rating and enjoy this stunningly beautiful part of America.
What airport are you based out of?
We are based at the Charleston International Airport (CHS). You will probably be flying approaches at CHS, DYB, RBW, LRO, JZI, MKS, and other airports in the area, including Georgia, Tennessee, and North Carolina. You will also be flying practice approaches in our full-motion simulator to other areas in the US, including your home airport.
Do I need to bring any charts or approach plates?
Yes, but all electronic solutions, such as Foreflight, are acceptable. If you prefer paper charts and plates, please contact us so we can examine the best options for you.
What kind of simulator do you use?
Logging instrument flight experience
Instrument rating (maximum 20 hours)
Instrument proficiency check (per FAA-S-8081-4 [circling-to-land not authorized])
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