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Instrument Rating

As you know, the IRA and IRH tests have historically been VERY difficult tests. The national pass rates on them have historically been significantly lower than other exams. For example, in 2010, the FAA's data shows the pass rate on the IRA exam was only 80.24% which is more than 13% lower than other difficult tests in the same year, like ATP (96.26% pass rate), Commercial Pilot (96.59% pass rate), and Flight Instructor Airplane (93.83%). In 2011, the FAA has increased the size of the database for the IRA exam, and made the exam more difficult. As a result, the pass rate and the average test scores have fallen further (in 2010 the average score was only 80.24% anyway, which was only 10 points above failing).

We are happy to assist everyone in continuing to pass this exam in difficult times, but please realize that you MUST take this test seriously! Merely having a Sheppard Air test prep available for this test won't by itself guarantee you excellent results; you have to take your studying seriously. But you'll be able to relax knowing that our FAA certificated instructors are here to help you, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Don't worry... unlike other test prep programs, you won't be disappointed by finding 25 questions on your FAA test you've never seen before... we won't let you down... we guarantee it.

Yes, this IRA prep is backed by the same No-Surprises money-back guarantee as all of our other preps.

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Flight Test 5 Test Prep Course Prices:
ATP/ADX exams: Price
ATP Airplane Multiengine (ATM) $85
ATP Helicopter (ATH) $85
Aircraft Dispatcher (ADX) $85
** Airline Interview Test Prep (AIP) $45 ($20 discount for former ATP subscribers)
(** Airline Interview Test Prep study software is tailored to Interview Tests at U.S. Regional Carriers including PSA, Mesa, Go, Piedmont, Trans States, Commutair, Spirit, Miami Air, ExpressJet, & Air Wisconsin.)
Flight Engineer exam: Price
FEX (Flight Engineer) $85
Commercial Pilot exams: Price
CAX (Commercial Pilot Airplane) $45
CRH (Commercial Pilot Helicopter) $45
Military Competency exams: Price
MCA (Military Competency Airplane) $40
MCH (Military Competency Helicopter) $40
MCI (Military Competency Instructor) $55
*Fundamentals of Instruction exam: Price
FOI (Fundamentals of Instruction) $35
*Instrument & Instrument Instructor exams: Price
IRA (Instrument Rating Airplane) $45 (see note 1)
IRH (Instrument Rating Helicopter) $45 (see note 1)
FII (Flight Instructor Instrument Airplane) $45 (see note 1)
FIH (Flight Instructor Instrument Helicopter) $45 (see note 1)
IGI (Instrument Ground Instructor) $45 (see note 1)
Note 1: Buy any one of the 5 Instrument preps above for $45, then any additonal prep you need from that group is just $10 each for the additional questions. For example, if you bought the IRA prep for $45, and then subsequently need to take the FII test, you need the FII prep database since there are questions asked on the FII test that are not asked on the IRA test. So when you buy that FII prep, it will only be $10 because you already bought one at full price. This 'a la carte' design allows you to only pay for the questions you need, and yet not study more questions than necessary for the test you want to take.
*Aircraft Instructor exams: Price
FIA (Flight Instructor Airplane) $45 (see note 2)
FRH (Flight Instructor Helicopter) $45 (see note 2)
AGI (Advanced Ground Instructor) $45 (see note 2)
Note 2: Buy any one of the 3 Aircraft Instructor preps above for $45, then any additional prep you need from that group is just $10 each for the additional questions. For example, if you bought the FIA prep for $45, and then subsequently need to take the AGI test, you need the AGI prep database since there are questions asked on the AGI test that are not asked on the FIA test. So when you buy that AGI prep, it will only be $10 because you already bought one at full price. This 'a la carte' design allows you to only pay for the questions you need, and yet not study more questions than necessary for the test you want to take.
*Instructor exams discount:
When you call to sign up for your third full-price instructor course from those above, you'll receive a $10 discount. So, for example, after taking our FOI and FIA courses at full price, you would receive a $10 discount off of the $45 regular price of the FII course.

Our software has been specially designed with features to help you be ready for your test fast, including a study strategy that helps you avoid typical studying pitfalls. It includes user selectable features to see only the correct answer to questions as you go thru them the first time or two; it allows you to scramble the questions so they don't appear in the same sequence each time; and it allows you to scramble where the correct answers show up (A,B, or C) so that you don't learn an answer based on which letter it is (the FAA changes where the correct answer shows up). The software will generate practice tests for you that accurately anticipate how you'll do on the actual exam so that you know when you're ready to go take the real exam. For the ATP, ATH, ADX, FEX, IRA, and MCI tests, you'll get a multi-page handout of tools for remembering how to handle the tougher test material. Try our Free Trial below if you'd like to see how it works.

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Note: When you subscribe to our course, your license to view and learn our proprietary materials is limited to only one person and only one device (PC, Mac, or iPad); we can move your study course to another device for you as a courtesy if the first device becomes inoperative, lost, etc. There is no way to print the questions, so you must study at a computer (with the rapid pace of FAA changes, paper gets old too quickly). Your study subscription is valid until the day you take the final exam as long as you don't exceed one year. Your study subscription will expire the day you take your exam, or at one year, whichever comes first. If you have not taken your exam after one year, you will need to pay a subscription renewal fee to extend the license period for the course and to keep your 24/7 technical support. In addition, our security system will occasionally require you to use a new username and password to protect our automated update system from hackers; this is only a security measure and does not affect your course subscription in any way. It is best if the computer you study from has internet access (in order to receive automatic question and software updates), though internet access is not required to study.

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