What Is an Instrument Rating?
An Instrument Rating (IR) is a rating earned through intensive training focused on flying solely by reference to aircraft instruments. It is one of the most valuable ratings you can add to your pilot license . A well-trained and proficient instrument pilot can fly an airplane from point A to point B without ever having to look out the window except for takeoff and landing .
It is an additional qualification that a pilot must have in order to pilot an aircraft under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). Having this qualification enables a pilot to legally and safely operate a properly equipped aircraft solely by reference to flight instruments. During this course one has to undergo both ground training and flight training as per the syllabus prescribed by the civil aviation authority .One has to also pass a knowledge test and Instrument rating flight test in order to attain Instrument rating .