Pilots often become their best source for weather reports thanks to the pilot reports (PIREP) they submit to Air Traffic Control. The first is the type of aircraft being flown, the second is the level of experience of the pilot flying the aircraft and, finally, whether or not the pilot knew in advance the information about the presence of bad weather on the road. Being able to clearly see what's ahead helps drivers feel comfortable, as most amateur pilots rely on their five senses when it comes to sailing. The IR allows the pilot to fly in IMC, which certifies that the pilot knows how to use flight instruments to navigate.
Since novice pilots and private pilots often fly smaller planes, it's best to stay on the ground, as lighter aircraft are at greater risk of damage when flying in bad weather. Non-infrared pilots who wish to train at the BMI can do so through Sherburn's specific simulator, which members can use free of charge. For those pilots who want to make the most of their private pilot's license (PPL) and acquire the ability to fly even when visibility is reduced due to cloudy or rainy weather, obtaining an instrument rating (IR) should be the next item on the list. Pilots flying to areas where VFR weather conditions are minimal could encounter unforeseen descent conditions that would place the aircraft below the pilot's qualifications and experience level.
When training for instrument classification (IR), pilots are taught precise flight techniques that help them overcome conditions of reduced visibility. While more experienced pilots with an instrument rating (IR) can fly in conditions of limited visibility with the help of avionics, amateur pilots who hold a basic private pilot license (PPL) without IR should avoid flying in those conditions. In addition, the club also offers simulators for various training needs, in order to help new pilots gain confidence before they start flying.