Ground 1 - Instrument Training


The purpose of this lesson is to:

  • introduce the learner to the training requirements for the instrument rating
  • develop the learner's understanding of how single-pilot resource management (SRM) concepts apply to flight in the IFR environment
  • develop the learner's understanding of how aviation physiology factors that apply to flight in the IFR environment

Study these chapters in the Jeppesen Instrument Commercial Textbook and answer the end-of-section review questions.

  • Chapter 1: Building Professional Experience
    • Section A: Instrument/Commercial Training & Opportunities
    • Section B: Advanced Human Factors Concepts
Learning Objectives
Course Overview
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Describe Syllabus
Describe Training Kit
Describe Exams and Tests
Describe Policies and Procedures
Describe Student and Instructor Expectations
Introduction to the AATD
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Describe Simulated Aircraft Familiarization, checklists, performance, systems
Describe Avionics Overview
Single-Pilot Resource Management
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Explain Aeronautical Decision Making
Explain Risk Management
Explain Task Management
Explain Situational Awareness
Explain Controlled Flight into Terrain Awareness
Explain Automation Management
Aviation Physiology
Desired Outcome Task/Knowledge
Explain Disorientation
Explain Motion Sickness
Explain Hypoxia
Explain Decompression Sickness
Explain Hyperventilation
Explain Fitness for Flight
Completion Standards
The lesson is complete when the pilot-in-training can:
  • explain the training requirements and experience requirements needed to earn the instrument rating
  • explain the single-pilot resource management (SRM) concepts and how they apply to IFR flight
  • explain aviation physiology concepts and how they apply to IFR flight