IFR Flight Planning and Navigation

NOTE:  When you have reviewed the information for Lesson 1 please contact an administrator to obtain an access code for the exam.  This code will also give you access to the exams for the remainder of the lessons.  You can re-take the test if needed but you will be given only one attempt per test initially - additional attempts can be added if required BUT if you do not pass after three tries your next attempt cannot be earlier than one week after the third attempt AND you must first discuss the subject matter with a flight instructor prior to re-taking the test.

When you are ready to take the first written exam contact an administrator or sim sim flight instructor to be transferred to the IFR Flight Planning & Navigation  group on the test site.  You do not need a code and do not need to register on the test site again.  Once you have been transferred to the group go to the Elite PremAir Test Site by clicking here - Test Site Link.  This link will give you access to all three tests in this group but you should take the test only after you are confident you have an understanding of material in the associated lesson.

Pilots who fly for the Elite PremAir Virtual Airline can find the flight hours awarded for completion of this course and the rank minimum rank that it applies to (those above that rank can also get flight hour credit) on the Pilot Ranks and Requirements page.

This course covers IFR flight planning including the use of SIDs, STARs and airways.

Recommended prerequisites include:

  • Basics of Aviation (3 lessons)

  • Introduction to Navigation (3 lessons)

This course is in conjunction with the lesson 'SIDs, STARs and Airways' 1 but may be taken before Part 1 if desired.  This covers the interpretation of approach plates

Recommended prerequisites include:

  • Basics of Aviation (3 lessons)

  • Introduction to Navigation (3 lessons)

  • (Optional) IFR Flight Planning and Navigation - SIDs, STARs and Airways

This lesson covers the three methods of entering a holding pattern and the basics of flying a holding pattern properly.  Included are some rules of thumb for adjusting your heading and timing to fly the hold properly plus some other useful rules of thumb applicable to flying a hold.

Recommended prerequisites include:

  • Basics of Aviation (3 lessons)

  • Introduction to Navigation (3 lessons)

  • IFR Flight Planning and Navigation - SIDs, STARs and Airways

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