Let's fly IFR

Dominique Roland • 28 March 2019
in community General Aviation

This latest episode of Sunny Swift is intended to support easier and safety flying in Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) conditions. 

The cost and time to get a full Instrument Rating is often prohibitive for many General Aviation (GA) pilots.  EASA is simplifying the rules to enable GA pilots to carry out competency based training that focussed on the specific risks associated with flying IFR with single engine and single pilot aircraft. 

Why is this important?  After Loss of Control, collisions with terrain or obstacles are the most common type of fatal accident in GA.  Mid-air collisions are also key risk area for GA accidents.   Many of these accidents are in situations where pilots become disorientated in poor weather conditions.  The better prepared we can be as pilots for flight in IFR conditions the safer we will be!