There are two sets of regulations governing all aspects of civil aviation aircraft operations; Visual and Instrument Flight Rules.
Visual Flight Rules, the clue being in the name, relies on the operation of the aircraft through visual cues to maintain orientation.
The Instrument Flight Rules liken themselves away from this by operating solely on the aircraft instruments throughout all phases of the flight.
Our CFI, BLD08, and student Alexander can be seen taxiing on our apron towards the holding point. Unlike his peers who are on the PPL and CPL course, Alex can brave the bad weather as he can take off, fly and land in conditions that would be unsuitable for them.
Having just left the sim, flying in this weather will be a good tester on what Alex has learnt so far. We are sure Alex will learn a lot from this flight and will help push him closer to the skills test.
Thinking about getting an instrument rating? Then get in touch.
01202 596 955