INSTRUMENT FLYING INSTRUCTION
Learning to fly by reference to instruments is the single greatest asset you can acquire to enhance your flying utility. Statistics show instrument pilots to be safer than those without the rating. You will likely see a reduction in your insurance costs as a result. However, one should not overlook that flying in the clouds can be fun!
The regulations are specific about the minimum qualifications for instrument training. In general, the student must have 40 hours of actual or simulated instrument flying time. Other requirements involve cross-country flying. Choose your instructor carefully since you will spend a good deal of time with them in an instrument training course.
Blevins Enterprises believes in training in actual condition when possible. This may necessitate an aircraft already certified for IFR flight and some willingness on the student to travel a bit as IFR conditions come up in the area. Training at night will also be encouraged.
The study of instrument flying takes significant amounts of
time. The student should be serious about earning the
rating prior to beginning.
Many are concerned about airsickness when training for
instrument flight. Experience has shown this is normally
not a significant issue. Nevertheless, a sensitivity to this
issue is assumed and all precautions possible are taken
to assist with this concern.
The student should be prepared to expend significant resources and time related to IFR training.
Most any aircraft has the capability for instrument flying. However, some aircraft are better than others for the task of IFR training. For the purpose of training with Blevins Enterprises, and for training in actual IFR conditions, an aircraft should have the following:
1. Current annual, other required inspections, and all
2. IFR certification of the aircraft and systems
3. Two-Person intercom
4. Dual push-to-talk
5. Capable of flying at night
6. Working autopilot (a Blevins Enterprise requirement
for training in actual IFR conditions with
ceilings below 1000 feet)
Available on request
Cost of the course consists of four items: the aircraft itself, trip expenses, study materials, and the instructor fee.
1. You will be responsible for securing an aircraft meeting the qualifications listed above. If this represents a rental aircraft, you will need to be qualified (by the renting agency) to operate the aircraft.
2. You will also be responsible for all trip expenses to include, but not be necessarily be limited to:
Aircraft costs including rental fees, fuel, airport fees, etc. All meals for both you and the instructor when flying cross-country
3. Study materials will be assigned when you enroll. You will need to purchase the necessary materials and complete all assignments.
4. The instructor fee will be as follows:
$50 per hour, based on Hobbs time, for all flying time $50 per hour, for all ground instruction Fees are payable at the end of each flight. If the student desires, a deposit set up with a draw, this can be arranged.
Abilene, TX 79608