Hello, I am new to this site and this is my first post. I have my private pilots license and wanted to move forward with my instrument rating. I am just worried about how difficult it is going to be to obtain instrument ratings. I am an average learner and was able to get my private pilots license with minimal problems. I have heard different stories about instrument rating from being extremely difficult to not that difficult. Like I said I am an average learner and wonder how much studying would have to go into instrument ratings. I am also curious on how long it would take to obtain if at all possible. I know everything varies with your flying hours and what not. I am just looking for people to share their experience with instrument ratings and how long it took to obtain them. I guess my biggest concern is not being able to understand/learn the material. I have heard it can be very confusing. As mentioned above I have always been an average learner in school and was able to obtain a bachelors degree. I always had to put more effort into academics it seemed like then other people. Sorry for rambling looking forward to hearing from you guys!