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ASA Instrument Rating DVD Course

API Instrument aviation school. For your instrument training, a flight simulator is utilized to explain and introduce
you to a procedure, and then you practice that procedure in an aircraft. Our flight school is located at Chicago Midway
Airport in Illinois, which has a Control Tower so you will receive invaluable real world instrument training in a
real world professional environment.

Instrument  Rating

If you wish to learn, then learn from the best
We have been creating instrument pilots for over 40 years

In some of the World's busiest airspace

What is involved in acquiring an Instrument Rating ?

  • An Instrument Rating means you are certified to fly in poor weather conditions solely by reference to the airplane's flight instruments without having visual contact with the ground
  • You must have at least a Private Pilot Certificate before you can become an Instrument Rated Pilot
  • You must be at least 17 years old to be awarded your Instrument Rating
  • Your need 40 hours of training, which is a combination of ground simulator, and actual flight time
  • You will receive 10 hours of training in an Elite PCATD simulator, 15 hours in an airplane with an Instrument Flight Instructor, and 15 hours of flying with a safety pilot
  • There are three exams that you must successfully pass to acquire your Instrument Rating
  • The exams consist of: a written, an oral, and an actual flight test
  • The written exam, also called a knowledge exam, requires a score of 70% or higher to pass
  • You will be required to pass an oral exam administered by an FAA flight examiner on the day of your flight test
  • The flight test is an actual flight whereby you demonstrate your instrument flying abilities to an FAA examiner

Why is A P I your best choice to learn how to fly instruments ?

Experience

  • Only a few schools in the country can boast they have been training pilots for over 3 decades
  • API for over 39 years has been training individuals to become Instrument Rated Pilots.
  • We can boast that our students are taught to fly instruments in some of the world's busiest airspace
  • We have hundreds of thousands of hours of experience with our programs

                                                    Simplicity
  • API has developed its own exclusive and unique training method over the last 39 years
  • Our method of training is based around simple common sense technique and procedures
  • The technique is called ATTITUDE FLYING and the procedures are called CAP
  • ATTITUDE FLYING using our CAP procedures makes flying simple, safe, and easy to understand
  • The CAP procedure is CONTROL - ATTITUDE - PERFORMANCE
  • A pilot flies an airplane using hand and foot CONTROLS
  • When explained properly you will understand that the airplane's CONTROLS have very simple movements that control the altitude, heading and airspeed of the airplane
  • You will learn to determine the airplane's ATTITUDE by reference to the attitude indicator and throttle setting
  • By maintaining a specific Attitude and specific throttle or Power setting you will get a specific PERFORMANCE
  • Attitude plus Power will Indicate Performance -  A P I
  • The areas of instrument training consist of Attitude flying, Orientation, Approaches, Holding procedures, Cross Country and Emergency procedures
  • Because you will be flying in the same airspace, and use the same controllers that the airlines use, we had to develop real world procedures on how to fly by reference to the instruments
  • Our whole instrument syllabus consists of only 9 pages
  • API's system has proven to work universally for private, commercial, and airline pilots
  • API is the only place in the world that teaches ATTITUDE FLYING and the CAP procedure
  • Take pride in knowing that you can fly instruments in some of the world's busiest airspace
                                      Location
  • Learning to fly at Chicago Midway Airport is invaluable
  • In the Unites States, all major cities that have airports, will have Control Towers
  • To be able to utilize all the airports, in addition to knowing how to fly an airplane, you also have to know how to communicate with the air traffic controllers
  • The controls towers have controllers responsible for the efficient and safe movement of all aircraft traffic on and around an airport
  • Training at API will teach you the proper procedures to communicate with the air traffic controllers and radar controllers
  • An airport that has a control tower creates an extremely safe, and efficient environment because there is an additional staff of individuals coordinating the flow of traffic
  • Smaller airports do not have control towers so it is very difficult to understand and practice your communication skills with air traffic controllers
  • Learning to fly at Midway Airport gives you the confidence to use other major airports because you are well versed, and familiar in using proper radio procedures

                                                Ground  School  Training

  • API uses state of the art interactive DVD home study training courses which are compatible for use with either a computer, personal DVD player, or television
  • The courses allow you progress at your own rate while studying at home
  • The DVD course will present the information to you as if you were watching a movie
  • Old large classroom style instruction has become obsolete, and inefficient
  • The course is interactive to make sure that you are understanding the material presented to you
  • Included in the DVD course is a text book with has the actual written exam questions with answers and explanations
  • One on one private ground instruction is also provided for any subject areas that you would prefer additional assistance

Chicago Midway Airport
Southwest Corner of Airport
6321 S. Central Ave
Chicago, IL 60638


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(773)-284-5678

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API Instrument aviation school. For your instrument training, a flight simulator is utilized to explain and introduce you to a procedure, and then you practice that procedure in an aircraft. Our flight school is located at Chicago Midway Airport in Illinois. Learning to fly at an FAA Control Towered airport gives you invaluable real world instrument aviation training. Learn to fly at API flight school.

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