- Flight Test Guide—Instrument Rating
- Admission to Flight Test — Initial
- Admission to a Partial Flight Test
- Admission to a Complete Re-Test
- Admission to Flight Test – Renewal
- Helicopter and Full-Flight Simulator
- Flight Test
- Repeated Flight Test Item
- Incomplete Flight Test
- Failure of a Flight Test
- Partial Flight Test
- Complete Re-Test
- Validity Periods
- Pre-Test Briefing
- Flight Management
- Flight Test Results
- Assessment of Flight Test Performance
- 4-Point Marking Scale
- Flight Test Items
- 1. Pre-flight
- 2. IFR Operational Knowledge (Ground Item)
- 3. Air Traffic Control Clearances
- 4. Departure
- 5. Enroute
- 6. Arrival
- 7. Holding
- 8. Approaches
- 8. VOR, LOC, LOC/BC or NDB Instrument Approach
- 8. ILS or LPV Instrument Approach
- 8. RNAV(GNSS) Instrument Approach
- 9. Missed Approach
- 10. Transition to Landing
- 11. Emergency Procedures
- Recommendation For Initial Flight Test
- Recommendation For Partial Flight Test
The candidate will perform two (2) instrument approaches. Except where limited by the helicopter equipment or lack of approach facilities, these approaches will be done on different types of facilities at the same or another aerodrome. On an initial Instrument Rating flight test, a precision approach is mandatory. Approaches may be flown with vectors from ATC, where available, or by flying a full-procedure approach. At some point, during one of the approaches, an engine failure should be simulated, if conducted on a multi-engine helicopter.
If the helicopter has an approved IFR GPS installation, one of the approaches should be an RNAV(GNSS) approach.
When aerodrome temperatures are 0ºC or colder, altitude corrections will be applied to all minimum altitudes depicted on the approach chart used. In spite of the fact that the CAP – General Pages state, “should add”, flight test candidates “will add” the altitude correction values.
The candidate is allowed only one (1) second attempt for Item 8 - Approaches. Where a major deviation has occurred during the approach but safety has not been compromised, the candidate may initiate a missed approach for one additional attempt at the approach.
Where safety has been compromised or unacceptable performance has been demonstrated, including but not limited to, descent below a published minimum descent altitude due to pilot error or poor technique, the approach will be evaluated as a “1” despite the initiation of a missed approach by the candidate.