Learn and practice IFR Radio Communications with live (ATC) Air Traffic Controllers while in a group simulation environment anywhere with a high-speed internet connection.
The Instrument Rating Proficiency Course will include over 60 hours of training, participation in highly interactive webinars, self-paced labs that will build confidence, challenge intellect, and expand curiosity by exploring the world of aviation and prepare you for the Instrument Rating Checkride.
Already an Instrument Rated pilot? Strengthen and expand your capabilities.
Instrument Rating Proficiency Course is $995
Choose from the following Sessions -
Visit the Weekend Test Prep Seminar (Click Here) page to learn about the dates.
(Test center fee, and lab materials not included – see below for details)
Pilot Interactive Communications Training
ATC Clearances and Compliance
Air Traffic Control
System failures: Vacuum failure – PAR/ASR- No gyro approach
After you register for the Instrument Rating Proficiency Course, please make sure you purchase or have access to the following:
Flight Simulator (choose one)
Joystick (Approx. $20 and up.)
Subscription to PilotEdge ATC Simulator for ten weeks($40)
PC microphone/headphone (can purchase PC adapter for iPhone earphones approx. $5 for adapter or $20 for non-noise cancelling etc.
IPad or electronic flight book (EFB) with Flight Planning Software (choose one) Approx. $150 without discount
Meet your Masterflight Lead Instructor
Gold Seal Flight Instructor/ Masterflight Instructor
FAA Flight Instructor of the Year
FAA Safety Team Representative of the Year
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where is the Chicago Area Weekend Test Prep Seminar portion of the 10 week Instrument Rating Proficiency Course conducted?
A: Masterflight's Headquarters - 6000 IL Route 173 Richmond IL 60071
Q: What do I do if I can't attend one of the weekly Webinars or participate in the group simulation?
A: All webinars will be recorded, and all simulation will be able to be performed asynchronously. We recommend that you review or participate in the webinars even if you do not perform the flight simulation together with the rest of the class.
Q: When is the weekend test prep seminar schedule?
A: Saturday and Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Q: How many questions are on the Instrument Rating FAA Knowledge Test?
Q: What type of questions are on the test?
A: Multiple choice - For example:
If the pilot loses visual reference while circling to land from an instrument approach and ATC radar service is not available, the missed approach action should be to
a) make a climbing turn toward the landing runway and continue the turn until established on the missed approach course.
b) climb to the published circling minimums then proceed direct to the final approach fix.
c) execute a climbing turn to parallel the published final approach course and climb to the initial approach altitude.
Q: What is the passing score?
A: 70% (42 or more) of 60 questions must be answered correctly.
Q: How much time does it take to complete the test?
A: You are allowed two and one half hours to complete the exam. The national average is 73 minutes. The minimum time for successful completion is two minutes. Masterflight weekend ground school graduates often complete the test in less than one hour.
Q: Where can I take the test?
A: FAA-Designated Computer Testing Centers have been certificated to administer FAA knowledge tests. Applicants will be charged a $150 fee for the administration of FAA knowledge tests (not included in the Weekend Ground school fee.). Test registration numbers and a complete list of test centers can be downloaded from the Regulatory Support Division’s web site.Contact your local FSDO to obtain information concerning an FAA Designated Computer Testing Center in your area.
Q: What document or documents must I present prior to taking the knowledge test?
A:Your Masterflight Instructor will provide all weekend ground school participants that complete the course a graduation certificate suitable for framing and a Pilot's Logbook endorsement certifying that they have satisfactorily completed an applicable ground training course and are prepared for the knowledge test.
Q: If I fail the knowledge test, is there any way to determine the areas in which I need additional work, so I can study for a retest?
A: Yes. You will receive an Airman Test Report from the testing center. The test report will contain your test score and will also list topic and content descriptions for the areas in which you were deficient.
Q: If I pass the knowledge test, will I receive the same information concerning areas in which I need additional work as I would if I failed the test?
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