Can a Certified Flight Instructor Provide Instrument Training for Private Pilots?
- Recognize that the situation requires immediate remedial action
- Maintain control of your aircraft
- Get the assistance you need to get the airplane safely on the ground
Essentially it’s the stop, drop and roll of flying. Now, if you want to be able to fly under instrument flight rules (IFR), that requires an instrument-rating practical test. It’s much more robust, and only instructors with an instrument rating on their flight instructor certificate can deliver it.
So, if you’re a private pilot looking for the basics, your average flight instructor should be able to provide you with what you need. But if you’re a certified pilot looking to fly in the air traffic system under IFR, you’ll have to go with an instructor certified as a CFII.