Jason Schappert of MzeroA.com has created a short video listing three good reasons why you need and should seek an instrument rating. The reasons Jason listed included:
- Lower insurance costs. Having an instrument rating will help you save money on insurance. Moreover and if you plan on buying an aircraft, the savings on insurance from having an instrument rating will be considerable.
- Increased safety. Having an instrument rating will increase both your safety as a solo pilot and the safety of any passengers you take onboard.
- More flying days. Having an instrument rating means that you will not have to delay your flying due to morning fog that will eventually burn off or have to wait for perfect flying conditions.
Jason concluded that getting an instrument rating will be a pilot’s most difficult and yet most rewarding rating to pursue during your flight training.