Winner of 2018 Big Brother Naija reality show, Miracle Ikechukwu, has obtained a certificate as “Instrument Rated” pilot following his enrollment at Epic Flight Academy, Florida, United States to complete his aviation training and obtain his commercial pilot license, CPL.
He shared this big achievement on his Instagram page, saying:
He was a student of Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, which is in Zaria, where he obtained the pilot license before enrolling into an aviation school in the United States.
The newly ranked pilot position is said to be a rating that is added to a Private Pilot or Commercial Pilot License. A qualification that a pilot must have in order to fly under instrument flight rules (IFR).
It was gathered that an Instrument rating refers to the qualifications that a pilot must have in order to fly under instrument flight rules (IFR).
It requires additional training and instruction beyond what is required for a private pilot certificate or commercial pilot certificate, including rules and procedures specific to instrument flying, additional instruction in meteorology, and more intensive training in flight solely by reference to instruments including both oral competent and an actual flight to ensure the pilot possesses the practical skills required for safe IFR flight.