Q: What are the instructors’ credentials? A: PIC instructors average over 8,300 flight hours, with thousands of hours of instrument instruction given. 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 experienced professionals.
Q: Does the simulator “fly” like the airplane? A: 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: I already have 30 hours of instrument training. Can PIC help me? A: 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? A: Professional pilots, civilian and military, train on a full-time basis, both for initial and recurrent training. Studies show that you learn better and retain more in a well organized, full-time program.
Q: I took the written almost two years ago. Should I review prior to the course? A: The PIC course is complete in itself. It covers everything you need to fly instruments safely, confidently and legally.
Q: Could the course be delayed by weather? A: 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: Why should I train with Professional Instrument Courses? A: 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. PIC is the IFR training expert. We specialize in instrument training and have the most thorough, proven professional program you’ll find anywhere.
Today, after more than 30 years of service to the industry, we train more private instrument pilots than any other school. Thousands of pilots across the country have become instrument rated with PIC When you graduate, you will share their satisfaction in being the best instrument pilot you can be.
Q: Do I need the knowledge exam passed? A: PIC offers several options for preparing for the FAA Instrument Pilot Knowledge Test. To determine your best choice, speak with one of our Training Counselors at 800-435-9437 (that’s 800-I-FLY-IFR) or visit our Contact Page.