GAIN KNOWLEDGE

Tackle the vast amount of knowledge that is the Instrument Rating.

PASS WRITTEN TEST

Get your endorsement to pass your FAA Written Test, used to pass a Instrument Rating Checkride

REAL WORLD

Learn from a CFI-I that has flown a lot of single pilot IFR with real world and relatable stories

LIFETIME

Come out of ground school as a power-house student, ready to tackle training, and enter the clouds with confidence

Class Begins January 21st

Join our LIVE class starting January 21st. Don’t forget — you still get access to all classes, just like any other online ground school. The LIVE class is an added bonus for those that want the live feel of a classroom, while still being able to access when and there they want. Plan on missing a few classes or being out of town? You can jump in anytime during the live presentation, and the videos are automatically available right after we’re done streaming.

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FROM STARTUP TO SHUTDOWN

Learn the ins-and-outs of Instrument Flight

The Instrument Rating is the next step in your journey as an aviator. Whether you have put off the training for years, or it’s simply the next step in your pursuit of becoming a professional pilot, the skillsets gained by learning to confidently perform Instrument flight will undoubtedly make you a more competent and well rounded pilot.

LIVE, ONLINE

A lot like an in person class, but wherever you are.

Our industry-first online, live streaming classes bring the best of both worlds together in one easy-to-access package; the convenience of learning where you are, and the power of  learning in a classroom like environment. Follow along with the instructor, ask questions along the way, and get a feel for the flow and totality of instrument flight.

NOT JUST SIMULATED

Learn from instructors that fly in actual IMC

Instrument flight has a wide range of deeply technical topics, new safety related and decision making concerns, self  and cockpit management, and an array of other topics that must be managed carefully to be successful. In other words, all of the skills required to fly IFR come to fruition when actually flying IFR. In this course you’ll learn from an instructor who has actual instrument experience.

ACE YOUR WRITTEN TEST

Pass your FAA Written Test, required to become a Private Pilot.

One of the main goals of the class is to successfully prepare you to pass the FAA Written Test for the Instrument Rating. This is no small group of subjects, and you’ve no doubt heard just how deep a dive it takes to learn the IFR environment. Over the duration of our class, we’ll be focusing on building a solid base of instrument knowledge, in addition to sharing tips and answering questions from the Written Test.

COMMUNITY DRIVEN & PERSONAL

Build a relationship with your instructor and fellow community students, not a one way conversation

Remember in school when you could ask a teacher a question right away? Whether you attend our Live Class, or watch the recordings, you’ll be able to ask questions, interact with other students, and feel part of a classroom type experience. If you can’t join our live sessions, you can get your questions answered as well through comments or email.

Students on Graduation Day at AviatorTraining in Alaska
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CONFIDENCE IN THE CLOUDS

Flying on Instruments is an art form. It takes a deep base of knowledge, a lot of practice, and a great deal of growth.

Of course, you want a high score on your Written Test. Since when did a high test score mean someone was automatically good at something? By starting with a base of solid knowledge first, you’ll pass the Written Test as a result of your knowledge. True value is being a lifelong, safe aviator, not passing a single test with a high score. We focus on the whole picture.

Course Subjects Covered

DAY ONE

ORIENTATION & BIG PICTURE

  • Course Orientation
  • Resources
  • Training Plan
  • The Big IFR Picture

DAY TWO

SYSTEMS & SCAN TECHNIQUE

  • Instrument & Aircraft Systems
  • The Scan
  • Basic Flight Maneuvers
  • Flight Patterns

DAY THREE

PAVE & HUMAN FACTORS

  • Part 61 Regulations
  • AVIATE Inspections
  • Instrument Hazards
  • Risk Management
  • IFR Human Factors

DAY FOUR

IFR FLIGHT FLY-THROUGH

  • Step-by-Step
  • IFR in Context
  • VFR vs IFR
  • ForeFlight/EFB Usage
  • Part 91 Regs Intro

DAY FIVE

FLIGHT PLANNING

  • Weather
  • IFR Flight Plan
  • Airports
  • Clearances
  • Communications
  • Alternates & Diversions

DAY SIX

TAXI, TAKEOFF, DEPARTURE

  • IFR Taxi Procedures
  • IFR Takeoffs
  • Departures
  • ODPs
  • SIDs

DAY SEVEN

ENROUTE FLIGHT

  • Weather
  • Organization
  • Charts
  • Navigation

DAY EIGHT

ARRIVALS AND HOLDS

  • Arrivals
  • Holding
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Alternates & Diversions

DAY NINE

APPROACHES

  • Big Picture
  • Charts
  • Types
  • Missed Approach
  • Landing

DAY TEN

YOU’RE AN IFR PILOT, NOW WHAT?

  • Single Pilot IFR
  • Organization
  • Tools
  • Proficiency
  • Written Test Prep
  • Training Plan
  • Final Q&A
ANY DEVICE

Playback on virtually any device that is connected to the internet.

PLAYBACK ANYTIME

If you miss a live class session, you can play it back later.

QUALITY & QUANTITY

Enjoy 30 hours of jam packed, in-depth training.

Where We Fly

Alaska requires the best from a pilot.

Our training is greatly enhanced by the lessons learned at our home base. 

Course Instructor

Chris Palmer

AviatorTraining Founder | Chief CFI

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Your instructor has a long history in both online media and aviation training. In 2006 Chris founded Angle of Attack, specializing in flight simulation training. More recently he has worked on large scale training projects for major manufacturers and airlines. His passion is in general aviation and seeing the success of each individual student. Today he sees that success on a daily basis with students at AviatorTraining in Homer, Alaska.

WE STAND BEHIND OUR WORK

A one-of-a-kind Money Back Guarantee.

We offer a great Money Back Guarantee. If we sign you off with an endorsement, and you for some reason don’t pass your Written Test, we will pay for your Written Test AND refund you for your Ground School. That’s right, it’s more than a 100% guarantee. That’s how confident we are in this program. It works, and we know it will for you, too.

Start Your Instrument Journey TODAY

Payment Plan
$166
in 3 installments
Live, Online Classes

Instrument Ground School, LIVE and Online with a CFI-I. Pass your Written and launch into training.

  • Access to LIVE Classes
  • CFI-I Guided Lessons
  • Knowledge for the Written Test
  • Preparation for Flight Training
  • 1 Year Unlimited Access
  • Classroom feel wherever you are
  • Official Written Endorsement
  • Instrument Written Test Prep
  • Real World Scenarios & Stories
  • Retake the class within a year
  • On Any Device with Internet

Got more questions? Email us

You can also call or text us directly at 907.299.7359

START YOUR AVIATION JOURNEY TODAY

Join our unique Ground School and get started toward your Private Pilot License.