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Instrument Flying & Aerodynamics
  1. Control & Performance Method
  2. Primary & Supporting Method
  3. Instrument Flying Scan
  4. Turns & Turn Rates
  5. Climbs & Descents
  6. Crew Resource Management
  7. Autopilot
  8. Hydroplaning
Navigation
  1. VOR 101
  2. Using VOR
  3. Distance Measuring Equipment
  4. Ensuring VOR or DME is working
  5. Knowing Where you are Regarding a VOR
  6. Global Positioning System 101
  7. WAAS vs. Non-WAAS
  8. HSI 101
  9. Finding Intersections with VOR-LOC-DME
Flight Planning
  1. Flight Planning 101
Flight Planning Part 2
  1. NOTAMS
  2. FSS
  3. ATIS
Pitot Static System
  1. Pitot Static – Errors & Failures
  2. Airspeed Indicator
  3. Vertical Speed Indicator
  4. Altimeter
  5. How to Read an Altimeter
  6. Altimeter Errors
  7. Setting Altimeter
  8. Types of Altitudes
  9. Flight Level Altimeter Settings
Gyro Instruments, Vacuum System & Glass Cockpits
  1. Gyro Instruments & Vacuum System
  2. Attitude Indicator
  3. Heading Indicator
  4. Turn Coordinator
  5. Magnetic Compass & Turning Errors
  6. Glass Cockpits
Approach Lighting
  1. Approach Lighting
  2. Descending Below DH/MDA
  3. 2 Bar & 3 Bar VASI
  4. PAPI Lighting System

Weather
  1. Causes of Weather
  2. Stability of an Air Masses
  3. Temperature Inversions, Dewpoint & Fog
  4. Types of Clouds
  5. Weather Fronts
  6. Thunderstorms, Wind Shear & Microbursts
  7. Icing / Reporting Icing
  8. Frost, Freezing Rain and Wet Snow
  9. Turbulence & Mountain Waves
Weather Part 2
  1. Standard Pressure & Temperature
  2. Convection & Circulation
  3. Occluded Fronts
  4. Jet Stream
Interpretting Weather
  1. Weather Radar
  2. Weather Depiction Charts
  3. METAR
  4. TAFs
  5. Airmets & Sigmets
  6. PIREPS
  7. High & Low Level Prog Charts
  8. Aviation Graphics Forecasts
  9. Convective Outlook Charts
  10. Surface Analysis Charts
  11. Winds & Temperature Aloft
Airspace
  1. Airspace Speed Limits
  2. Class A-D
  3. Class E & G
  4. Special Use Airspace
  5. Terminal Radar Programs
  6. Special VFR
  7. En Route IFR Chart Airspace
Alternate Airports
  1. Alternate Airport Weather
  2. Non-Standard Alternate Minimums
IFR En Route
  1. Cruise Clearance
  2. Direct Routing & Reporting Points
  3. VFR On Top
  4. ARTCC Remote Sites & Frequencies / FIR’s
  5. FSS Frequencies on IFR Chart
  6. Calculating Rate of Descent
  7. Unusual Attitude Recovery
IFR En Route Part 2
  1. Airport information on Enroute Chart
  2. Minimum Enroute Altitude (MEA) & Maximum Authorized Altitude (MAA)
  3. Minimum Obstruction Clearance Altitude (MOCA)
  4. Minimum Crossing Altitude (MCA)
  5. Off Route Obstruction Clearance Altitude (OROCA)
  6. Airways
  7. Maintaining Airway Centerline
  8. RNAV Fix & Waypoint Markings
  9. NDB Markings
  10. DME Mileage & Total Mileage
  11. VOR (Altitudes, Communication, Navigation & Usable Distances)
  12. VOR (Airway Point, Changeover Point, Center Frequencies & MRA)
Approach Plates, SIDS & STARS
  1. DP Frequencies / Profile
  2. Non-Standard Takeoff/Alternate Minimums
  3. ODP & SID Departure Procedures
  4. Climb Via SIDS
  5. Climb Rates & Gradients
  6. Diverse & VOCA Departure
  7. STAR Arrival Procedures
  8. Approach Chart Format Part 1
  9. Approach Chart Format Part 2
  10. IAF, IF, FAF
  11. Aircraft Approach Categories
  12. Runway Visual Range (RVR) & Precision Runway Monitor (PRM)
  13. Approach Plate Briefing Part 1 – VOR
  14. Approach Plate Briefing Part 2 – ILS
  15. Approach Plate Briefing Part 3 – GPS
Initial Approach
  1. Contact & Visual Approaches
  2. Expected Descent Rate
  3. IFR in to uncontrolled airport
  4. Initial Approach fixes & No Procedure Turn
  5. DME Arcs & Errors
  6. LDA & SDF Approaches
  7. Radar vectors to Parallel Runway Approaches
  8. Wake Turbulence
Non-Precision Instrument Approaches
  1. VOR Approach & Stepdown Fixes
  2. LOC Approach & LOC Back Course Approaches
  3. GPS Approach
  4. ASR Approaches & No-Gyro Vectors
  5. MAP Without Glideslope
Precision Instrument Approaches
  1. Instrument Landing System
  2. Precision Missed Approach Point with Glideslope
Circling Approaches
  1. Circling Approaches
Missed Approach
  1. Missed Approach Prior to MAP
  2. Non-Precision Missed Approach
Holding
  1. Standard & Non-Standard Holds
  2. Holding at DME Fix
  3. Holding Pattern
  4. Holding Pattern Entries & Speeds
ATC Communications & Clearances
  1. ATC Clearances & Instructions
  2. Additional ATC Clearances
  3. Collision Avoidance & CFIT
  4. IFR Compulsory Reports
  5. IFR Communication Failures
  6. ATC Clearances & Instructions
  7. Traffic Callout by Position of Clock
  8. Tower Talk IFR
Weight & Balance
  1. Weight & Balance
  2. Weight & Balance Calculations
Instrument Pilot FAR’s
  1. Aircraft Stuff
  2. Pilot Rules
  3. In Flight Rules
  4. NTSB Part 830
  5. Aeronautical Decision Making

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We believe that learning from multiple instructors provides the best chance for you to become the greatest pilot you can be. When you sign up with AV8Prep.com, you get a team of instructors with different specialties leading you through each module.

Drew
Instructor
Favorite Aircraft to Fly:
American Legend MOAC
Favorite Aviation Movie:
Aviator
Favorite Flight Destination:
Cedar Key, Florida (KCDK)
Jackie
Instructor
Favorite Aircraft to Fly:
Piper Archer
Favorite Aviation Movie:
Snakes on a Plane
Favorite Flight Destination:
Nassau, Bahamas (MYNN)
Marc
Instructor
Favorite Aircraft to Fly:
Sikorsky Blackhawk
Favorite Aviation Movie:
Twelve O’Clock High
Favorite Flight Destination:
Sedona, Arizona (KSEZ)
Victoria
Instructor
Favorite Aircraft to Fly:
Piper Seminole
Favorite Aviation Movie:
Sully
Favorite Flight Destination:
Camarillo, California (KCMA)
Bob
Instructor
Favorite Aircraft to Fly:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain
Favorite Aviation Movie:
Airplane!
Favorite Flight Destination:
Tallahassee, Florida (KTLH)