IFR Cram Course Diary

What's it like to take one of those ten-day instrument rating courses? With the ink still wet on his private certificate, Southern California pilot Yin Shih did exactly that...and somehow found time to keep a detailed play-by-play, approach-by-approach diary. Although his PIC training was plagued by unforeseen contingencies—both mechanical and meteorological—he passed his instrument checkride on the afternoon of the tenth day. Here's his story.

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