And so it begins.... My FAA check ride has been scheduled and I’ve started instrument training. What’s that? It’s flying the plane with only the instruments. When I’m done, I’ll be able to fly through inclement weather conditions where visibility is compromised. Not that anyone wants to fly through bad weather, but having the training means that a pilot can fly out of an airport when visibility is bad. Once airborne, the pilot can climb above the clouds and proceed to the planned destination.

While in training, I get to wear a fancy hat that blocks my view of everything except the instruments. As before, I’ll spend a few weeks in ground school then I’ll start flying with an instructor it should be fun!