By Kyle Garrett
Whether you’ve just earned your private pilot certificate or you’ve had it a while, you might be thinking about what’s next. If you’re considering a flying career, you know what’s next, but you might wonder why. In any case, we submit several perks of learning to fly on instruments that should help you understand why getting an instrument rating should be the next step in your training.
In our new article Getting an Instrument Rating: Three Perks of Learning to Fly on Instruments we run down three major perks of learning to fly on instruments, such as increased precision and increased safety. The following is just a sample of the article, click through to read it all:
While the typical VFR flight isn’t very risky, instrument flights are even less risky thanks to the extra sets of eyes helping you navigate through the airspace. While flight following is commonly recommended for VFR flights, air traffic control isn’t obligated to provide the service. On an instrument flight, however, there are always controllers following your flight and ensuring you reach your destination safely. Should something happen, such as another aircraft popping up out of nowhere or your engine stops, the controller knows where you are and will act accordingly.
If you’re seeking more precision, higher reliability, and increased safety when flying, getting an instrument rating is a great idea…read more >>