Instrument Rating


Private – IFR Rating

Location – KRNT

Flying Club – Boeing Employees Flying Club

Costs – A little over 10 k

Plane (s) – Cessna 172 (Various 172 trims)

Instructor – Jack Yager; Howard Wolvington

My Experience – This was by far the most difficult rating. I think that I also underestimated the amount of work required. Seattle weather is perfect for opportunities to fly in real instrument weather and fly often. It took me longer then I expected it to be 🙁 But neverthless a very rewarding experience.

Things to do – Get a good ground school course; Get Familiar with the GPS and don’t just focus on the instruments 🙂

Things to avoid – Jumping to the end too early. I encourage accelarated training but not rushed training.