Instrument Rating – IR

IR

All inclusive price.

Full IR (SEP) £16,000 includes 50h training, membership, landing and approach fees and ground school.

MEIR £18,475 including 40h in SEP, 15H in MEP, membership, ground school as above.

CBIR £3,350 per 10 hours all inclusive as above.

The Instrument Rating (IR) allows a pilot to fly an aircraft under IFR with a minimum decision height of 200ft (60m).

An applicant for an IR(A) shall hold a PPL(A) including a night qualification or CPL(A) and shall have completed at least 50 hours cross-country flight time as Pilot in Command in aeroplanes.

An applicant for an IR(A) must have completed the theoretical course of instruction (at least 200 hours) and must have passed the theoretical knowledge written examinations.

The IR is a rating you can get for single or multi engine aircraft. The course consists of:

SINGLE ENGINE IR(A)

At least 50 hours instrument time under instruction of which up to 35 hours may be instrument ground time in an FNPTII simulator.

MULTI ENGINE IR(A)

At least 55 hours instrument time under instruction of which up to 40 hours may be instrument ground time in an FNPTII simulator. The remaining instrument flight instruction shall include at least 15 hours in Multi Engine aeroplanes.

Note: The holder of a CPL(A) may have the total amount of training required for the IR(A) reduced by 10 hours.

Competency Based IR (CBIR)

This is designed for pilots who already have a lot of instrument flight experience such as an IR(R) holder or someone who has already undertaken a lot of instrument training elsewhere, i.e. outside an ATO.

The course commences with an assessment flight to see how many hours training is needed. This can be as few as 10 hours if taken in a single engine aircraft. It the test is to be taken in a multi engine aircraft a minimum of 15 hours must be flown in the multi.

There are fewer theory exams but the rating is exactly the same as a full IR.