Instrument Procedures

Instrument Procedures

The Instrument Procedures module is intended for Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) rated pilots flying transport category jet or equivalent high performance turboprop aircraft. The module includes a review of navigation basics and instrument procedures including departures, arrivals, and approaches. Training on the use of approach VNAV is provided.

This module also includes information on the following documents:

  • FAA Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) 09011: Using Constant Angle of Descents Techniques for Nonprecision Approaches and 12005: Aircraft Approach Category.
  • Information for Operators (InFO) 08027: Backing Up Visual Approaches, 11003: Visual Approaches, 11009: ILS Stepdowns, 12002: Reduced ILS Landing Minima, and 12018: Flight Plans.


This Instrument Procedures module provides ground training in preparation for the testing requirements of Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) 135.293 (a)(4) and (5), and in response to the training requirements of FAR 135.345 (Initial) and 135.351 (Recurrent). After customization, this module satisfies your Training Program Airman Specific Basic Indoctrination curriculum on Aircraft Performance and Airport Analysis, Navigation, Airspace and Air Traffic Control (ATC) Procedures, and Concepts of Instrument Procedures. Separate Initial and Recurrent versions of the module are available. The module is customized based on your Ops Specs, General Operations Manual (GOM), and/or Flight Operations Manual (FOM) requirements, and any special curriculum requirements in your FAA-approved Training Program.
Using Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) and Instrument Procedures Handbook materials, this module supports Part 91 pilot knowledge and proficiency requirements for navigation and instrument procedure flight operations in the U.S. National Airspace System. The module is not required by the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) or Business Aviation Safety Consortium (BASC) standard.
  • Navigation Basics
  • Instrument Procedures
  • Takeoff
  • Departures
  • Arrivals
  • Approaches
  • Approach VNAV