This course provides training in aeronautical skill, knowledge, and procedures, using both AATD simulators and airplanes to acquire the FAA Instrument Rating: Airplane. The course builds skills of basic attitude flying, navigation, and air traffic control phraseology in the instrument (IFR) environment. The student experiences flight solely by reference to instruments, first by practicing in advanced training devices, followed by airplane training while wearing a vision-limited hood or by flying in actual instrument conditions with an instructor. Full training in instrument navigation on cross-country trips with multiple instrument approaches is conducted. This course results in an FAA Instrument: Airplane rating added to the student’s pilot certificate. Training is conducted in flight stages with stage exams until completion. The course consists of 52 flight training hours; all students pay the same flight fees based on the number of flight hours.