Instrument Rating Products

All Instrument Rating products are professionally-developed e-books that can be viewed in our app.

Answers to the ACS

Instrument Airplane

Volume I: Ground Portion

Volume I addresses the ground portion of the Instrument Airplane practical test, also known as the oral exam. Over the course of 1,000 pages every knowledge, risk, and skill element is addressed for Area of Operation I and II.

View the 90+ page sample in our app.

Modern Avionics

EFIS, RNAV, RNP, GPS, WAAS, ADS-B, you name it. Answers to the ACS is up-to-date with detailed but easy to understand explanations for modern avionics in your airplane. But don’t worry - we cover the old stuff too if you have it.

Weather Briefing

Similar to Private and Commercial, procedures for how to obtain a weather briefing for an IFR flight in the modern age and word-for-word explanations for how to present it to the examiner in line with the ACS are provided.

IFR Cross-Country Flight Planning

Just like the weather briefing, thorough step-by-step procedures for how to plan an IFR cross-country, as well as how to present it, are provided.

IFR-Specific Risk Assessment

As is customary for Answers to the ACS, all risk elements are addressed individually - but this time they are IFR-specific and relevant to your instrument checkride and instrument rating.

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Answers to the ACS

Instrument Airplane

Volume II: Flight Portion

Volume II addresses the flight portion of the practical test which includes Area of Operation III and on. Volume II is in work with an expected release to be determined.

Instrument Approach Profiles

Graphical profiles along with detailed textual descriptions are provided for all instrument approaches and maneuvers. Every ACS skill element is discussed within each approach and maneuver to ensure that you comply.

In-Flight Procedures

Whether it’s radio communications, departure/enroute/arrival operations, holding procedures, or emergency operations, Answers to the ACS walks you through what you need to do for various in-flight IFR procedures to comply with the ACS and ace your checkride.

Instrument Flying in the Modern Age

Whether it’s instrument scanning on glass or utilizing an autopilot, Answers to the ACS once again raises the bar by staying up-to-date with modern equipment.

Flying with the Examiner

Remember, oral questioning doesn’t stop for the flight portion of the checkride. Answers to the ACS tells you what questions to expect from the examiner in flight and how to answer them.