Typically, helicopter flights are performed under visual flight rules (VFR), but the ability to use all the helicopter’s equipment and perform instrument flights can significantly enhance the pilot’s flying skills as well as the level of aviation safety.
Most helicopters are certified for instrument flight operations, which allow performing flights in all types of weather conditions. The Instrument Course will also be helpful in flying in areas with poor visibility and heavy precipitation. The achievement of the Instrument Rating will strengthen a pilot’s credentials, as well as making them more of a safer pilot, which will be favorable when it comes time for a job interview and hiring.
At the end of the course our graduate receives an additional instrument rating to his or her private or commercial pilot license, which allows performing flights in adverse weather conditions and/or in accordance with the instrument flight rules.
Depending upon your current experience and flight time, the completion of the instrument-rating course can take from 15 to 40 flight hours.