Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 I-ratings

I-01 rating

There and back again. This first IFR rating involves a simple flight from KSNA to KSNA, with vectors for the ILS RWY 20R approach. This is the IFR equivalent of pattern work.


YEAH! Passed my first rating! Some valuable feedback Keith after engine shutdown, though. Always something to learn.

I-02 rating

Short hop. File IFR flight plan from KSNA to KCRQ. Fly IFR from KSNA to KCRQ, requesting vectors to the ILS RWY 24 final approach course.


That was a nice flight. Glad I passed!!

I-03 rating

TEC routes. File IFR flight plan from KSNA to KBUR using the specified TEC route and fly IFR from KSNA to KBUR, requesting vectors to the ILS RWY 8 approach.

PASSED (just)

That was a close one. Note to self: know your frequencies. But I passed, nonetheless! :)

I-04 rating

ATC picks the destination, you find, file and fly the correct route. The pilot flies IFR from KSNA to a destination of the controller’s choice, filing an IFR flight plan using the preferred routing. Weather permitting, the pilot will conduct a visual approach at the destination airport.

Not there yet

I-05 rating

Intro to SIDs/STARs. Fly from Burbank (KBUR) to Las Vegas (KLAS) via predefined routes, picking one that is appropriate for your type of aircraft.

Not there yet

I-06 rating

SID from KLAX. Fly from KLAX to KSNA using the appropriate TEC route and fly a full approach from SLI, without vectors to final. 

Not there yet

I-07 rating

Introduction to non-towered IFR operations. The pilot will fly IFR from KSNA to KAVX and shoot the VOR/DME-B approach from SXC.

Not there yet

I-08 rating

Non-towered IFR departure. Non-towered IFR departure then vectors for LOC RWY 27 approach at KSAN.

Not there yet

I-09 rating (currently retired)

Profile SID/STAR. KLAS to KLAX via BOACH or MCCRN SID and the RIIVR STAR into LAX.

Not there yet

I-10 rating

Missed approach. SID from SBALOC/DME BC-A into KSMX, missed approach, hold, divert to KSBP for the VOR-A from MQO.

Not there yet

I-11 rating

Meet your arc enemy. Non-towered departure using Obstacle Departure Procedure, hold at PDZVOR/DME RWY 17 at KVCV, missed, then cancel IFR and land under VFR.

Not there yet