FAQ's About IFR Training
Q: Where is P.I.C. located?
We have instructors all around the country, with concentrations in California, Texas, Florida, New England, and throughout the Midwest.
Q: What are the instructors' credentials?
P.I.C. instructors average over 8,300 flight hours and are very experienced instrument
instructors Each trains more new instrument pilots per year
than the average CFII does in a lifetime. Clients say they truly
deepen their aviation knowledge by working with such highly
Q: Does the simulator "fly" like the airplane?
The simulator is a practical tool for learning IFR procedures, not a substitute for the aircraft. It is quiet, completely safe and costs nothing to operate. You can stop to discuss a point or back it up to repeat an exercise. You perfect your procedures in the airplane. With this method, you learn IFR procedures four times faster than you could in the airplane alone.
Q: How many hours will I put on the airplane?
As little as 27, compared to the national average of 65. The simulator and the well organized curriculum save you time and money.
Q: Can I really get my instrument rating in only 10 days?
Since 1980, in training thousands of pilots, the average pilot has completed the P.I.C. course in 10 days.
Q: Do I need some IFR training before I start the PIC course?
Our 10-Day program is complete. It assumes you've had no other IFR flight training.
Q: I already have 30 hours of instrument training. Can P.I.C. help me?
Ask about our "Finish-Up" program. We review your skills and knowledge and then fill in the gaps. You don't waste time on material you already know. Many with previous training finish the course in considerably less than 10 days.
Q: If I "cram" won't I lose my skills just as fast?
Professional pilots, civilian and military, train on an intensive, full time basis,
both for initial and recurrent training. Studies show that you
learn better and retain more in a well organized, accelerated
Q: Could the course be delayed by weather?
Severe icing conditions or thunderstorms can prevent flying on a given day. But the curriculum is so flexible and the simulator so versatile that the course is delayed by weather less than once in 50 ratings.
Q: I took the written almost two years ago. Should I review prior to the course?
The P.I.C. course is complete in itself. It covers everything you need to fly instruments safely, confidently and legally.
Q: Why should I train with Professional Instrument Courses?
The instrument rating is the most challenging ticket you can go after. It is harder than the private and even tougher than the CFII. You owe it to yourself to get the best training available.
"…I am confident
, Medford, OR
in my instrument
skills and have put
them to much use.
"Specializing in Making IFR Pilots since 1980"