The Instrument Rating allows the pilot to fly under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR), which is required for flights such as through cloud cover.  It is the next step for a lot of pilots who wish to further a career in aviation.  It is usually done in conjunction with the Commercial Pilot’s License.

The following information is related to the standalone course.  For more information about how to achieve a CPL with ME and IR rating, please contact us for further information.

Pre Entry Requirements

  • Private Pilot’s License
  • At least 50 hours of cross country flying
  • Class 2 Medical certificate with Instrument Rating allowances

Course Content

Theoretical Knowledge

At least 200 hours of ground theory will have to be completed.  However, if the applicant is a holder of a frozen ATPL, these hours are not required as the material would have been covered already, as long as the IR is completed by not more than 3 years after the last exam of the ATPL.

 Flight Training

The flight training can be done in one of three ways:

  • In the case of a single-engine IR (A), 50 hours of instruction time are required.  35 of these hours can be conducted in our FNPT II simulator.
  • In the case of a multi-engine IR (A), 55 hours of instruction time are required.  40 of these hours can be conducted in our FNPT II simulator
  • In the case of someone who holds a single-engine IR (A), and a multi-engine type or class rating, wishing to obtain a multi-engine IR for the first time will need to conduct 5 hours of instruction time.  3 of these hours can be conducted in our FNPT II simulator.

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