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Join us on an incredible IFR adventure with a dedicated student pilot as they embark on their very first Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) training flight in a Cessna 172, soaring through the challenging Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) over the awe-inspiring Alaskan skies! 🛩️🌦️🏔️

In this thrilling episode, our student pilot takes the reins of a Cessna 172, accompanied by their knowledgeable Angle of Attack flight instructor, navigating the unpredictable weather patterns, dense cloud cover, and strong winds that make flying in Alaska a truly unique and exhilarating experience. ✈️🌨️💨

Witness our student pilot as they:

  • Master the art of relying on their instruments to maintain situational awareness and aircraft control during IFR flights 🌐📊
  • Execute precise and safe IFR procedures and communications with Air Traffic Control (ATC) 🎧🗣️
  • Develop confidence and understanding of advanced aviation skills, including real-world IMC scenarios and navigation techniques 💡🌩️

From the cockpit of the Cessna 172, experience the raw beauty of Alaska’s landscape as we fly above majestic mountains, pristine glaciers, and vast stretches of untamed wilderness. 🏞️🏔️❄️

As our student pilot conquers their first IFR flight in Alaska, you’ll be inspired by their determination, growth, and unwavering passion for aviation. Share in their excitement as they push their limits and learn valuable pilot skills that will shape their future as a proficient and well-rounded pilot. 🛫👩‍✈️👨‍✈️

Want to be a pilot? Take online ground school and do check-ride prep with us at Angle of Attack!


Chris Palmer

Chris Palmer has been in aviation training and creating educational content since 2006. As a career CFI (Certified Flight Instructor) and Master Aviation Educator* Chris trains dozens of pilots year round at his Alaska-based flight school, Angle of Attack HQ.
He’s one of Youtube’s leading Aviation Training Content Creators with over 120K subscribers. With a focus on developing and sharing new flight training methods, techniques, and tips. Chris founded Angle of Attack to offer a new, fresh and modern spin on aviation training. AOA does this by keeping the building on the wonderful knowledge passed down through the generations, married with new and modern media.



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