Flying Academy

IR(A)

Instrument rating - IR(A) is a qualification that extends the privileges of PPL(A) and allows a pilot to fly according to Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) with a minimum decision height for landing of 60m (200 feet). Once you complete your Instrument Rating training, you will get your IR/SE(A) qualification added on your FAA Private Pilot License - PPL(A). In case of a Multi Engine IR (A), the privilege can be extended to Multi-engine operations.

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Course Entry Requirements

  • Be at least 3 Class Medical holder
  • Be at least a PPL(A) holder
  • Be proficient in the English language

Flying Academy

Training Overview

Ground
Training

The theoretical part of the training that takes place in the classroom and is taught by our flight instructors, certified by the FAA. In order to complete The Instrument Rating under Part 141, there is a minimum requirement of 30 hours of ground training.
The Ground Training is divided into 3 stages. During the ground school training, the student will have 3 exams, one for each stage.

Flight
Training

The Flight Training will take place in the single-engine aircraft equipped for IFR or a Multi-Engine aircraft if the student has the ME add on.

In order to obtain an Instrument Rating, the pilot must complete a minimum of 35 hours of dual flight under Part 141 and a minimum of 15 dual flight hours under Part 61 plus 50 hours of cross country as pilot in command (PIC).

This training will also be divided into three stages and will have three stage flight texts. The student will obtain the necessary aeronautical skill and experience necessary to meet the requirements for an Instrument Rating certificate.

  • 35 hours minimum dual time. (holds, tracking, shooting approaches, communication procedures.)
  • 15 hours minimum dual time ¬†(holds, tracking, shooting approaches, communication procedures.)
  • 50 hours of cross country as PIC

Practical
Exams

The final aeronautical knowledge and practical test is the check ride. It will be taken at the end of all the training and consist of an oral and practical exam. Once the student passes this exam, he/she will obtain the Instrument Rating added to his/her license.

Theoretical
Exams

Towards the end of the course, you will have to demonstrate a sufficient level of theoretical knowledge at an FAA approved testing center in the form of a written test. To pass the Instrument Rating written examination you need to achieve a score of at least 70%,  which is still a passing score. This test must be done before the Checkride.


Course Fees Cover the Following:

  • Airplane usage, including fuel
  • Flight instructor time for ground training
  • Flight instructor time for practical training

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