Some Reminders About IFR Alternates from Air Facts
An 3-minutes video with a reminder about filing and using IFR alternates.
A Reminder About Changes in the Titles of Instrument Approaches
An article from FAA Satellite News reminding instrument pilots of changes in instrument approach formatting.
SIDs and ODPs
A short video from Sporty’s Instrument Rating Course that explains SIDs and ODPs, where to find them and when they should apply to your flying.
FAA Clarifies the Use of Clearance Delivery Phone Numbers
A recent article on AOPA’s website clarifies the use of Clearance Delivery phone numbers at non-towered airports.
The Big Weather Picture in IFR Flight Planning
Another of the Air Safety Institute’s training videos (10 minutes) – the big weather picture in IFR flight planning.
IFR Flight Training with Rod Machado
This is a 1 1/2 hour YouTube video by Rod Machado published in 2014 that covers several aspects of IFR flying interspersed with humorous segments from some of his public presentations.
New Type of IFR-Simulating Glasses in Development
A new type of view-limiting device has entered testing at Purdue and Ohio State. The Instrument Conditions Awareness Recognition and Understanding System, or ICARUS, is electronically switchable and dimmable, allowing instructor or safety pilots to accurately simulate instrument conditions in flight.
Instrument Approaches and Fog
This is another video segment from the folks at Sporty’s Academy. In this one they go over the ways that fog might develop and how fog may impact the ability to complete an IFR approach.