What is Instrument Landing System? How does it work?

The ILS gives lateral and vertical guidance during an approach to a runway. Therefore pilots use this system whenever he makes a landing at their destination airport. The ILS consists of a localizer, glide slope, and a marker beacon. The localizer ground station transmits the signals to give the lateral deviation from the runway centerline….

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What is VOR? How does the system work?

Adopted by ICAO in 1960, the VHF Omni-directional Range (VOR) is a standard and highly reliable navigation aid. The equipment operates within the frequency range of 108 ~ 117.95 MHz. An aircraft’s VOR Rx receives a 1020Hz ID tone signal, which the ground station uses to identify itself. An aircraft’s VOR receiver measures the phase…

What is ADS-B & How does it work?
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What is ADS-B & How does it work?

To put it simply, ADS-B is a system whereby an aircraft automatically transmits positional data and other information to ground stations and other aircraft. An aircraft having the ADS-B system determine its location using GPS and other navigational data using onboard equipment. A transponder then transmits that information once per second to ground stations which…

What is DME? How does a DME work? Briefly explained.
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What is DME? How does a DME work? Briefly explained.

Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) makes a pilot’s life a lot easier by figuring out how many miles the airplane has to fly to arrive at the next station. Distance measurement equipment (DME) was invented by James “Gerry” Gerrand under the supervision of Edward George “Taffy” Bowen while employed as Chief of the Division of Radiophysics…

Things you must know to pass your IFR checkride. (Oral & Practical)

So I assume you have satisfied all the FAA instrument rating requirements and are here to know about your final step on the big day, the check ride day. Your IFR checkride has two segments: Oral exam: It takes approximately about 2 hours; Practical exam: It takes around 1 hour or so. “In another article”…

What are the Instrument rating requirements for FAA Part 61?

What are the Instrument rating requirements for FAA Part 61?

Now that you are officially a private pilot who has a plane or seeks to be an airline pilot. Either way, I should advise you it’s time to move forward to the next level, which is an instrument-rating certified pilot. And to heat things more, if you become a certified instrument rating pilot, you will…

An instrument rating allows you to fly through various weather conditions by limiting restrictions.

An instrument rating allows you to fly through various weather conditions by limiting restrictions.

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IFR training course: Steps to know before you begin.

IFR training course: Steps to know before you begin.

A private pilot’s next step is to get an IFR rating. You must go through an IFR training course to fly in instrument meteorology conditions. Here, I explained how to begin your IFR training and find the right instructor for the course. What is an IFR training course? Where to enroll for IFR training? Three…

Best IFR ground school online. 5 instrument rating courses compared.

Best IFR ground school online. 5 instrument rating courses compared.

Finding a suitable IFR ground school online is challenging. All their promotions and advertisements confuse IFR-rating students about what to choose online. Especially with many available options, it’s tricky to trust them. I’ll help you compare the best instrument rating ground school online and understand what different courses offer for instrument students. First, figure out…