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Hi everyone.

I hope everyone is safe and well. I’m relatively new to the world of IFR training and my CFII is exhibiting great patience with me as I struggle to maintain altitudes, headings, MY head, etc.  I am very much looking forward to continuing my learning.

There are a huge number of people, companies etc. out there who have committed themselves to creating videos, articles and ensuring that information is passed along in hopes that we can become better, safer pilots.  For this, I cannot be more grateful!

I am wondering if anyone might be able to point me in the direction of a resource (any medium or format) that might be able to help me understand how apply and translate the approach plate into ACTUAL flight.  I have come across theoretical flights, etc and each has their own strengths and weaknesses.  

I am looking for something that it will break it down into the simplest of language, such that my nervous system will be able to integrate it…simply. 

Thanks for any assistance/advice you might be able to provide!  

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Try Peter Dogan's Instrument Flight Training Manual.  I think the latest edition is the fourth, maybe third.  While it's out of print, it's still available in used form on the internet – pretty cheaply.


Google “Rod Machado's Secrets of instrument Approaches and Departures”. I have used this course several times to help understand and explain some of the more arcane aspects of instrument approach charts. 


This channel on Youtube has some good videos for flight training.  


Hi Dennis,

A couple of books I've enjoyed over the years and found them helpful is Rod Machado's Instrument Pilot's Survival Manual as well as J.R. Williams' The Art of Instrument Flying.  The latter being a bit dated, however still containing some good, useful information.