"The Most Convenient Way To
Gain Valuable IFR Experience"
our IFR Mastery scenarios on your computer, tablet or
Master the finer
points of IFR flying
Understand the entire IFR system
Learn to manage
Get the most out
your next IPC
the best training aides I've used in my
40 years of flying." - John Graff, Colorado
With Instrument Flying
Letís face it, flying IFR
in GA airplanes is hard - especially single pilot. And most of us donít fly professionally...so
we donít get
nearly enough practice or training. Instrument
pilots of all experience levels need to continually learn and develop
their skills in order to maintain a safe level of proficiency.
problem is that many instrument pilots find it difficult to stay
sharp because they canít fly as often as they would like or
have to stop flying for extended periods of time.
pilots did all the hard work to get their rating, but still donít
feel comfortable flying in the IFR system. They lack the confidence
needed to build experience and reach the next level or proficiency.
Focused Scenarios That Build Confidence
There is no substitute for actual flying experience Ė pilots that
train and fly regularly are typically confident and proficient.
While we can't put you in an airplane, we can do the next best thing
by immersing you in the mental aspects of IFR flying.
IFR Mastery is a continuing series of
online, scenario-based workshops. Each
month, we provide a challenging real-world IFR scenario that tests your knowledge and hones your decision making skills.
more than reading another article or watching another video. IFR
Mastery delivers a powerful way to keep your head in the game and
gain valuable experience from the comfort of your computer.
The best part of IFR Mastery is you will get maximum return for the
time you invest! Because you are actively engaged, you will learn
and retain the lessons in far less time. And because itís fun, you
will want to do it more often.
Mastery" Scenario-Based Training
"When it comes to exercising IFR thinking, the program that
I was most impressed with was the IFR Mastery Series from PilotWorkshops."
"PilotWorkshopís IFR Mastery Series hits a
sweet-spot mix of material to do on your
own schedule and interactively - especially
if you spend time in the discussion
Jeff Van West, Editor -
IFR Magazine (Feb. 2012)
IFR Mastery offers a
structured approach that makes learning fun and highly
effective. The scenarios follow a format that is simple and
Step 1 - Watch
the Scenario Overview
The first step is to watch a
short video that sets
the stage for your IFR scenario.
You will get a full briefing of
the situation and a detailed explanation of all the factors you must consider.
Step 2 - Evaluate Your Options:
Here, you will study additional resources to further assess the
situation and choose your course of action.
The resources are
specific to each scenario and may include weather data, aircraft
specific information, performance charts, IFR enroute charts,
approach plates, airport information and other relevant data.
Step 3 - Make
be given a list of options for how to best manage the situation.
Select your choice using a live polling feature on our
website. This way, you can get instant feedback and compare your
choice with other pilots.
Step 4 - Learn
From Our Instructors:
After making your selection, you will watch the instructor's
analysis video and hear which option they chose.
They will provide step-by-step instruction for each scenario and offer a
technically detailed explanation of their process for completing
5 - Visit The Hangar:
our members-only discussion forum. After going through the
workshops, you will enjoy spending time in the Hangar.
read the forum posts where pilots share a story
or ask the instructors a question. There are lots of
valuable discussions that come out of these scenarios
and you are free to join them if you wish.
This is also the
place where you can listen to the roundtable audio where
all our instructors get together and further dissect each scenario.
Finally, you can access the monthly
IFR quiz to see how
much you learned...and don't forget to read the lively
discussions that the quizzes are sure to instigate.
Test Drive This IFR Mastery
Click On The Screen Above To Start Video - Join Mark Robidoux, Founder
and President of PilotWorkshops.com as he takes you through a
real-world IFR emergency that will make the hair on
the back of your neck stand up. Special guest Bob Nardiello reviews
a simple, life-saving procedure that can get you out
of a jam and provides step-by-step instructions for managing
this emergency to a safe outcome.
great learning tool for any pilot who wants a
path to the experience typically gained by scar
- Edward San Juan, Florida
Meet Your IFR Mastery Instructors
Bob Nardiello was the "Flight
Instructor of the Year" in 2004 and "FAA Safety
Counselor of the Year" in 2006 for the Windsor Locks
Flight Standards District Office. He has over 10,000
hours of total flight experience, with more than
7,000 hours as a Flight Instructor. He currently
holds CFI, CFII, MEI, and ATP ratings and serves as
a Designated Pilot Examiner. Bob is the Assistant
Chief Flight Instructor at a Part 141 Flight School
and is also a seasoned charter pilot flying a Cessna
421 and Citation Ultra.
Moran is a retired airline captain and
spent much of his career as a training instructor
and check airman on aircraft including the Boeing
747 and 767. He has held a flight instructor
certificate for over 47 years. Wally is a Designated
Pilot Examiner for single and multiengine aircraft
and gliders. He is authorized to issue certificates
all the way up to ATP and has given over 3400 hours
of flight instruction in single engine,
multi-engine, tailwheel, gliders, seaplanes and
Krug's 27 years of experience as an Air
Traffic Controller combined with his experience as
an active flight instructor and charter pilot, allow
him to assist pilots in gaining a better
understanding of the ATC system and how to best
operate in it. While with the FAA, he was an
On-the-Job-Training Instructor for new controllers
and worked as a Quality Assurance Specialist,
responsible for conducting in-flight evaluations of
the Air Traffic System and investigating accidents
Martens is a nationally known speaker,
consultant and aviation safety expert. He retired
from the FAA after spending 17 years as a Safety
Program Manager. In this role, he delivered hundreds
of live seminars devoted to General Aviation safety.
Bob retired from the USAF (rank of Colonel) in 2000
after 30 years of active and reserve duty. He was an
Aircraft Commander in a C-5A and also served as
Flying Safety Officer and Chief of Safety with the
439th AirWing. Bob has logged thousands of flight
hours in both military and GA aircraft.
Mastery Membership Includes:
New Monthly Scenarios
unlimited, online access to all new scenario-based
workshops every month.
Includes scenario overview videos,
resources and tools for additional
analysis, live polling and detailed
We email you when new scenarios are
online access to the Hangar (members-only discussion
forum)where pilots discuss and debate the
scenarios. You can join these discussions any
time, or ask our instructors a question.
the best learning occurs in the forums.
We get all our instructors together and open the
microphones. They share personal experiences and
additional, detailed observations on the scenarios.
Prepare to be challenged!
These quizzes are short
but will really test your knowledge.
You will get feedback
on all answers to reinforce your understanding of the
you when each new quiz is published.
3 WINGS credits for every completed IFR Mastery workshops.
issued credit for thousands of completed IFR Mastery
Runs on iPad/iPhone
online workshops are optimized to run on all the most
Windows PCs (XP, Vista, 7, 8)
iPad, iPhone, iTouch
You will get instant
access to each of our 32 scenarios.
- 5 ATC communication scenarios
- 4 IFR departures
- 5 IFR emergency situations
- 6 navigation and diversion programs
- 5 scenarios with severe weather
you'll get new ones each month!
IFR Mastery Q&A
- answers to common questions
Q: How long
does my IFR Mastery
membership last? A: It's month-to-month. There
is no long term obligation or
commitment, you can easily cancel at any time.
Q: Why one new
A: Focus. We understand that pilots
are busy, so we focus our attention
on the most important IFR topics. We
cover these topics from every angle
to ensure that you have a deep
understanding before moving on. This
focus improves your retention of
What is the "New Member" fee? A: This fee covers
the value of all the monthly
workshops we have previously
published on our website.
Q: It sounds good, can I try it
for a month or two?
A: Sure. That's the beauty of our
monthly membership. Obviously we
want you to get value from your
membership and improve as an
instrument pilot. However, if it's
not for you...you can cancel at any
(easily done on our website or over
the phone) and billing will stop
immediately. This puts you in
control without investing a lot of
money up front.
Q: Will you
ever raise my price in the future?
A: No. Your price will never
increase as long as you remain an
it a try - you have nothing to
If you aren't
completely satisfied at any time, you can cancel your
membership (easily done on our website
or over the phone) and billing will stop
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have instant online access to all previously
released IFR Mastery scenarios in the library.
Upon order completion you will be delivered to the
page where you can begin viewing workshops