Instrument Flying Handbook is the primary reference text for the Instrument Rating FAA Knowledge Exam and includes hundreds of pages of content. Instrument Flying Handbook is now updated with high resolution graphics and support for retina displays on the iPad and iPhone.

Instrument Flying Handbook (FAA-H-8083-15B) is designed for use by instrument flight instructors and pilots preparing for instrument rating tests. Instructors find this handbook a valuable training aid as it includes basic reference material for knowledge testing and instrument flight training.

This handbook conforms to pilot training and certification concepts established by the FAA. There are different ways of teaching, as well as performing, flight procedures and maneuvers and many variations in the explanations of aerodynamic theories and principles. This handbook adopts selected methods and concepts for instrument flying. The discussion and explanations reflect the most commonly used practices and principles.

All of the aeronautical knowledge and skills required to operate in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) are detailed. 

Chapters are dedicated to
+ National Airspace System (NAS)
+ Air traffic control (ATC) system
+ Human and aerodynamic factors affecting instrument flight
+ Flight instruments, attitude instrument flying for airplanes
+ Basic flight maneuvers used in IMC
+ Attitude instrument flying for helicopters
+ Navigation systems
+ Instrument flight rules (IFR) flight procedures
+ IFR emergencies
+ Clearance shorthand
+ An integrated instrument lesson guide

What's New

Version 4.1.0

* Updated for compatibility with iOS 10 and above.
* Improved usability and sharing.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
13 Ratings
13 Ratings


Handy, complete, and beats lugging a book around.

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Good reference tool

An Aggravated Woodpecker

Instrument Flying Handbook

I wasn't sure whether to buy the cheaper version of this book or just spend the extra dollar on this. I looked at both details about it and decided this was worth the extra dollar.
It has worked out really well so far.
I only have two complaints and they are minor of course.
The first being that it would be nice if you could highlight and save certain paragraphs or sentences rather than having to "favorite" the whole page.
Also, if you leave the app momentarily and use something else on the iPad, and want to go back and continue reading the same page it won't allow you to scroll down. The solution for this is that you simply have to click to the previous or next page and then go back to the page you wanted and it resets it in a way.
Other than that the app is great. I'm sure that minor bug will be fixed momentarily.
All in all, I would recommend this app.


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83.5 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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