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Course Overview

Get your Instrument Rating to fly through the clouds! The Instrument rating is a qualification that extends the privileges of the Private Pilot License to allow a pilot to fly according to Instrument Flight Rules. Instrument Rating is required by all airlines prior to recruitment. It’s also one of the most useful ratings for private pilots, especially during long-distance flights. This course is now offered as a distance learning program with live online lectures for the theoretical part of your training!  
  • To be at least 17 years old
  • To be a PPL(A) holder
  • To be proficient in the English language
  • To have sufficient level of knowledge of Mathematics and Physics
  • Training/Opportunities/Human Factors
  • Flight Instrument Systems
  • Attitude Instrument Flying
  • Instrument Navigation
  • Instrument FARs
  • Airports, Airspaces, and Flight Information
  • ATC System
  • ATC Clearances
  • Departure Charts and Procedures
  • Enroute Charts and Procedures
  • Holding Procedures
  • Arrival Charts and Procedures
  • Approach Charts
  • Approach Procedures
  • VOR and NDB Approaches
  • ILS Approaches
  • RNAV Approaches
  • Weather Factors and Hazards
  • Printed Reports and Forecasts
  • Graphic Weather Products
  • Sources of Weather Information
  • IFR Emergencies
  • IFR SRM/ IFR Flight Planning

Course Benefit


Start with online IFR Theory from the comfort of your home. Afterward, come to any of our bases to carry out the flight training portion of your course.


Enroll in our IFR online course which is the first step into the world of aviation. Become
a Pilot in no time with our
IFR course and soar the
skies for leisure.


This organization of
training will decrease
the costs of the training,
providing you with
high-quality theoretical
training following the
current trends, while
allowing you to save on
the living costs.


FAA IFR Online

$ 1090 Full Pack Course
  • 24 Hours of Live Broadcasted classes for Basic Knowledge
  • 4 Hours of written tests
  • 23 Hours of homework
  • 22 Hours of progress testing
  • 41 Hours of self study
  • In-depth consultations
  • Access to all class recordings
  • Access to your eLearning (LMS) portal where you will find all interactive study material.

The Online Ground Training Step By Step

Enroll in your chosen course/program
From the wide variety of courses and programs offered and Flying Academy, choose the course program that is best suited for your pilot training and begin enrollment processes. 
Gain access to the LMS
Once you are enrolled and validated as a student at Flying Academy, you will gain full access to our eLearning platform the LMS - where you can access all your study materials, training progress, attendance, educational tools, testing portals, and all the homework and classwork assignments required for your pilot training. 
Check the Calendar for schedules
The calendar available on LMS will provide you with important dates of when your classes are scheduled and the dates of stage-check examinations. 
Use the link to attend the LIVE online lecture
Links for each class are scheduled to be sent via email and it is also available on LMS under the respective class. Attendance is mandatory. 
Read all related study materials for the class
Self-study is an integral portion of your theoretical training. Therefore, all the reading material and study tools available on LMS are for students to thoroughly study the material and be fully prepared for upcoming classes.
Complete the Classwork and Homework Assignments
Worksheets are presented during the live online class to interact with the other students and instructors. Homework assignments are given by appointed instructors which are to be completed after class and before the next class. This way, instructors can check your knowledge and progress thus far.
Go through the Testing Portal
After your self-study and you feel prepared, you will be able to find the testing portal on LMS which consists of mock exams, study tests, and a question bank with more than 30,000 questions!
Finish your Progress Test
Within each block, there are a series of mandatory progress tests that must be completed in order to proceed to the stage-check examination.
Stage-Check Examination
At the end of a block, once attendance requirements are met and progress tests have been completed, you will be eligible to attend the stage-check examination. There are two parts to this examination, written and oral. Only after successfully completing the written part of the examination will you be allowed to perform the oral examination.
4 Blocks of Ground Training
The theoretical training is divided into 4 blocks. Each block ends with a stage-check examination, until stage-check 4.
Final stage check at Flying Academy
The final stage check will be conducted at Flying Academy. Once all requirements have been met and all tests have been successfully completed, you will be eligible to attend the final examination at the aviation authority.
Final examination at the Aviation Authority
Flying Academy will provide you the certification that allows you to complete your final examination at the local aviation authority.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Why enroll for the IFR Course?

Start your theoretical training immediately wasting no time, and gain international exposure and experience through Flying Academy.

Where is the IFR Course held?

The DGCA Basic theoretical courses are held via our virtual e-Learning platform,, in the form of live online classroom sessions with complete access to an extensive library of interactive study materials.

When are the live classroom sessions held?

There will be a set schedule given to students upon enrollment.

What if I missed a class?

In case you are unable to attend a scheduled class, you can either retake it at a later date or you can send a request to access a recording of the classroom sessions. Our main goal is to make the training effective and effortless and not to hinder you on your path towards your pilot career.

What if I would like to attend the lessons in person?

Flying Academy is an international training center with a global presence with our bases located in the US and in EU. If travel regulations permit you to fly over to any of our bases, feel free to complete your theoretical training in person on base, together with your practical training.

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