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Instrument Rating (IFR) Flight Training (Completed!)
Instrument (IFR) flight training is all about developing skills to fly when weather turns bad; for example when clouds, fog, rain, haze, mist, etc show up. It's called the "Instrument rating" because these skills teach how to rely on your instruments and gauges in order to fly extremely precisely and safely regardless of what the weather is doing. In August of 2018 I succeeded in becoming one of the very few pilots around to pass an Instrument Rating checkride despite having only one arm to work with. This experience taught me so much about what real workload management is, stress management, and the power of planning and vividly envisioning what you are doing.
Complete Commercial Rating Flight Training
Flight training for the Commercial Rating is all about developing skills to fly airplanes with more precision and with even more challenging systems. It's called the "Commercial Rating" because it will enable me to actually get paid for any flying I do as a commercial operator.
- 250 hours of total experience (currently I have 300 hours)
- 20 hours minimum dual instruction
- 10 hours minimum solo
- Long-distance flights
- Average cost of each lesson: $300-$400
Remaining Cost: $5,000
Multi-Engine Flight Training
Multi-engine flight training is all about developing skills to fly airplanes with even more challenging systems than in the Commercial rating. It's called the "Multi-engine Rating" because it involves learning to fly airplanes with multiple engines.
Average cost of each lesson: $350-$550
Competitive Aerobatics Flight Training
Competitive aerobatic training is all about developing skills to fly particularly strong airplanes in "all attitudes" including upside down! This type of training is focused on sharpening technique in flying aerobatic maneuvers and preparing me to compete against pilots in contests.
Average cost of each lesson: $350-$450