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Old 30th Oct 2019, 21:07
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IR course revision

Hi, when looking to do an IR

What would be an advantage to really revise before embarking on the course?

A list would be appreciated
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Old 30th Oct 2019, 23:19
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NDB/VOR/ILS theory
Beacon tracking
Hold joining
IFR fuel planning
Differences between precision/non precision approach.

PBN is coming in and will have to be covered so GNSS theory. It should all be in your ATPL notes.

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Old 31st Oct 2019, 01:54
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The FAA instrument rating guide is very good and include PBN as well

free from the FAA website
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Old 31st Oct 2019, 13:14
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Hi Heli
The EASA courses are easily long enough to teach you all the theory you need to know in order to pass the IR, far more important is the ability to fly accurately - every minute spent practicing flying to an accuracy of 1kt,10ft and 1° will release mental capacity when you get to the practical part of the course.
Have fun.
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Old 31st Oct 2019, 20:17
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When I did mine, an iPhone app called "VORTracker" was very useful - saved me trying to learn maths in the air as I had all my hold calcs off pat from using that.

Costs about £10 or so, but was worth it.
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Old 1st Nov 2019, 06:04
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What TeeS said.... seriously accurate flying before you go on the course
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Old 1st Nov 2019, 16:23
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the most important part in IFR is to stay ahead of the aircraft.
What helps is to be prepared - not only knowing, what comes next - but also, how to do it
i.e. if you know you´re going a to shoot a missed approach, not only knowing, that you will execute it at the minimum - but also how - and which settings you will need.
For several equipment are training apps available i.e. from Garmin for the GTN650/750. (GTN-Trainer for IOS https://apps.apple.com/de/app/garmin...er/id479670018)
You can actually "fly" whole sessions on the couch and preparing for the actual flight mentaly, entering and leaving holds, change from flight planed route to a point "given by radar", which is most commen in actual flying nowadays and so on, to get the most out of the real flights later on ;-)

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