IR – INSTRUMENT RATING
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;
– 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.
5. hold VFR night
6. hold TEA (Test of English for Aviation)
Depending on the availability and the dedication of the candidate, the course can be completed in 12 months on average.
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:
• Air Law
• Aircraft general knowledge – Instrumentation
• Human performance and limitations
• IFR Communications
• Radio Navigation
• Flight planning and Monitoring
IR SE – FLIGHT TRAINING
A total of 50 hours of flight and simulator training including the final check before the skill test
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