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Instrument Rating Practical Test (Checkride) Prep

Prepare for your Instrument Rating Checkride

Ace Your Instrument Oral Exam & Instrument Flight Test - Guaranteed!

This course shows you a real-world ACS Instrument Rating Practical Test including both the oral and flight exams. You'll learn on-screen exactly what the FAA wants you to demonstrate to earn your Instrument Rating.
  • FREE lifetime course access and automatic updates
  • Ace Your FAA Instrument Rating Oral & Instrument Rating Practical Test — Guaranteed!
  • Updated to the current FAA Airman Certification Standards (ACS) requirements
7.5 hours
Retail Price: $199

What Your "Checkride" Will Be Like
Your Practical Test, commonly referred to as your checkride, consists of two parts:
  • An oral exam conducted before you go flying
  • An in-flight test in which you demonstrate your skills in the aircraft


Everything You Need to Know to Ace Your ACS Instrument Rating Checkride
You will be completely prepared to demonstrate both your aviation knowledge for the oral exam and demonstrate your proficiency at flying IFR for your checkride—everything you need to know to show your examiner that you are truly ready to be an Instrument Rated Pilot. This course will show you exactly how to demonstrate your knowledge and perform each aerial maneuver to the ACS (Airman Certification Standards). This course is mobile friendly and can go anywhere you need to study.
  • Go from handshake to handshake with an actual FAA examiner
  • Learn what your examiner wants to hear and how to say it
How to Prepare for the Instrument Rating Oral Test
You'll Learn how to demonstrate your aviation knowledge, including subjects like:
  • IFR Flight Planning
  • Holding Procedures
  • Aircraft Systems
  • Meteorology
  • IFR Regulations
How to Prepare for the Instrument Rating Flight Test
You'll learn how to perform basic attitude instrument flying & holding procedures with in-flight and air-to-air footage. You will be able to demonstrate good risk management—including situational awareness, collision avoidance, cockpit resource management and the appropriate use of checklists.
You’ll pass on your first attempt—or your money back
Accepted for FAA WINGS Credit
Learn what to expect
Martha King Takes the Practical Test with an Actual FAA Examiner
The earlier you know what's required for your FAA IFR Practical Test, the more prepared you'll be
Get This Course Now!
Don't wait until the last minute. Customers have told us that they wish they had started the Instrument Rating checkride prep course early in their training because it so clearly demonstrates every flying skill they had to master on their way to their certificate or rating.
The invaluable tips and in-flight footage will save you time and money as you'll be able to demonstrate your knowledge of instrument procedures to your Flight Instructor with ease!
Course Running Time:
Approximately 7.5 hours of video lessons

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  1. Is this course right for me?
    This course is designed to prepare you to take and pass the FAA Instrument Rating Practical Test (a.k.a. Instrument Rating Checkride).
  2. What are the system requirements for this course?
    Any device with an Internet browser and broadband Internet connection.
  3. Can I use my smartphone to view the course materials?
    Apple iPhone and iPad
    We recommend using the Safari browser.
    Free bonus! You can download your lessons and take them later on an iPad or iPhone—even when not connected to the Internet. The free King Schools Companion app allows you to view and complete lessons in your course when no Internet connection is available. The app will automatically sync progress between all of your devices when your iOS device returns online. The free app is available through the iTunes App Store by searching for "King Schools Companion."

    Follow the steps below to access your courses on your iOS device offline:
    • After you have created your iLearn account by following the instructions in the email you'll receive after you complete your order,
    • Download the King Schools Companion app through the iTunes App Store onto your iOS device while you are connected to the Internet.
    • Once your course(s) have finished loading, you can start studying offline!
    Your course is compatible with the Google Chrome browser on your Android device. The Chrome browser is available for free download from the Google Play Store by searching for "Chrome".
  4. Does this course cover the ACS checkride?
    Yes! This course has been updated to reflect the changes made by the move from the Practical Test Standards (PTS) to the Airmen Certification Standards (ACS).
  5. Is there a particular order to follow?
    Just follow the path from start to finish; it´s that easy. Of course you can skip around if you chose but we recommend staying on the lesson path.
  6. How much time will it take to complete the course?
    The Instrument Rating Practical Test Course contains approximately 7.5 hours of video.
    King Schools courses are self-paced so completion time will vary from person to person.
  7. What if I have a question? Is there a CFI available?
    If you still have a question about your course, you can call us during our normal business hours at 800-854-1001 or +1 858 541-2200. You can also email us at - We have a full staff of pilots and flight instructors available to answer you questions. Please be aware that it may take 24-48 hours to respond to an email so please call us if you need immediate attention.
    Of course, when you take a King Schools course, it is like having a flight instructor with your 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can review the material as often as you like at any time. Sometimes, you may want to review a video segment a couple of times.
  8. Can I still access the course material after I complete the course?
    You have lifetime access to your Online Instrument Rating Practical Test Course. Remember, with the online media, the course is also automatically updated and will always be current.
  9. When can I take my FAA checkride?
    You'll need to first pass your FAA Written Test and receive an endorsement from your flight instructor.
  10. How do I access my course completion certificate?
    Once you have completed all the lessons and answered all the questions in each lesson, you'll be able to print out your completion certificate. Click on the Course Complete icon when you are finished to print your certificate.
  11. How do I get my WINGS credit for taking the course?
    Just make sure the email address in your King Schools iLearn account matches your WINGS account. We will automatically grant WINGS credit when you complete the course. For more information, click here.
  12. Now that I finished the course, what´s next?
    Consider getting your commercial! Of course, King Schools will be there to help you achieve this goal with King Schools Commercial Pilot Courses.

Unedited Customer Reviews
Very Helpful
It was great to see how the whole process unfolded and what to expect on my checkride.
Eric H. 05/01/2024
Instrument Rating Practical Test (Checkride) Prep
Kings school as been my go to ground training platform for years. I’m happy to the training in flourishing well and allowing students to gain a great level of knowledge in the simplest fashion. Keep up the great work.
Ricardo H. 04/27/2024
Instrument Rating Practical Test (Checkride) Prep
Course Completion Review
Covered everything i needed
Robert D. 04/21/2024
Instrument Rating Practical Test (Checkride) Prep
Great IFR Practical course
As a new IFR student, this course was very helpful in displaying and demystifying the oral and flight test requirements for the IFR.
Phil H. 04/12/2024
Instrument Rating Practical Test (Checkride) Prep
Fresh perspective & Insight
As pleased as I was when I used King air for the Private Checkride, the Instrument rating checkride was  also a pleasure to watch; if for nothing else, to help me be more confident going into the oral & flight portions of the test.
Ian F. 03/16/2024
Instrument Rating Practical Test (Checkride) Prep
Great checkride prep!
This was exactly what I was looking for to prepare for my IR checkride. It was streamlined to focus on reviewing practical oral questions instead of just ground school review. I very much appreciated the ability to view videos through the app and the pace of the course.
Anthony L. 03/06/2024
Instrument Rating Practical Test (Checkride) Prep
Excellent resource!
This was great!  What a great way to get prepared for the practical exam.
Ryan G. 03/06/2024
Instrument Rating Practical Test (Checkride) Prep
Loved it!
it was good to get a feel for what can be expected on the check-ride. It was a great course!
Vincent D. 03/05/2024
Instrument Rating Practical Test (Checkride) Prep
Very Nice
Very intuitive and easy to use.
Rashad B. 03/01/2024
Instrument Rating Practical Test (Checkride) Prep
Course Completion Review
Patrick H. 02/11/2024
Instrument Rating Practical Test (Checkride) Prep
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