IR – INSTRUMENT RATING COURSE
• AIM OF THE COURSE
The IR modular rating course is to train pilots to the level of proficiency necessary to operate aeroplanes following IFR (instrument flight rules) and in IMC (instrument meteorological conditions)
An applicant for an IR shall:
• a PPL(A) including:
– the privileges to fly at night , if the IR privileges will be used at night; or
• an ATPL in another category of aircraft,
• a CPL(A).
2. have completed at least 50 hours cross-country flight time as PIC in aeroplanes, TMGs, helicopters or airships, of which at least 10 hours shall be in aeroplanes.
3. have a good knowledge of the English language. The English language knowledge shall be such as to demonstrate at least a level 4 of proficiency in accordance with the TEA Aviation English Language Proficiency Test
4. hold a class 1 or class 2 medical certificate.
Depending on the availability and the dedication of the candidate, the course can be completed in 12 months on average.
• THEORETICAL TRAINING
150 hours of classroom. Classroom may also be done by using “video conference”. The theoretical training may also take place by using the distance learning methodology. The theoretical training covers the following subjects:
Aircraft general knowledge – Instrumentation
Human performance and limitations
Flight planning and Monitoring
• IR SE – FLIGHT TRAINING
50 flight hours
10 hours IFR Basic Instrument Flight (*)
39 hours IFR Procedural Instrument Flight (*)
1 hours Final Check
(*) up to 35 hours may be performed in FNPT II.
• IR ME – FLIGHT TRAINING
55 flight hours
10 hours IFR Basic Instrument Flight (***) on SEP
30 hours IFR Procedural Instrument Flight (***) on SEP
14 hours IFR Procedural Instrument Flight (***) on MEP
1 hours Final Check on MEP
(***) up to 40 hours may be performed in FNPT II.