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Instrument rating

The highest discipline in flying. We’ll teach you the instrument flying.

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Instrument Flight Training - IR(A)

Overview of training for instrument rating

Nowadays, there are several IFR ratings and training courses that you can use for instrument flying. The greatest recent change is the replacement of the Enroute IFR – EIR(A) training by the Basic IR – BIR(A) training.

IR(A) Instrument Rating

Full instrument rating with all privileges for instrument flying. You need this rating if you will be flying commercial flights, commercial transport flights and HPA flights (turboprop and jet aircraft).

This qualification is according to the ICAO standards and is valid worldwide. Training includes 50 hours of flying and 150 hours of theory. With an intensive approach, the training can be completed in 2 months.

You must meet the following requirements before you can start training:

To obtain the rating, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Qualify for a night endorsement (if you want to fly IFR at night)
  • Obtain an Aviation Medical Licence Class 1 or Class 2 with tonal audiometry
  • Complete the IR Theory Course
  • Complete 50 hours of practical training of which up to 35 hours may be in a flight simulator
  • Pass a theoretical examination in 7 subjects at the CAA
  • Pass a practical test with a CAA inspector

Theoretical training

The theoretical training can be completed by attending a group IR theory course or individually.

Minimum theory:
150 h

Examination at the CAA

The IR exam consists of 7 subjects in English. The entire database contains approximately 8000 questions.

The practical training consists of:

Flight Simulator:
35
Aircraft:
15
In total:
50

Price of the IR(A) training

13 197 15 968 € including VAT 21 %
  • Study resources and course fees
  • Online assesment platform
  • 35 hours in a simulator with Garmin 1000
  • 15 hours in Cessna 172 SP G1000 aircraft
  • 50 IR instructor hours

Competency based CB IR(A)

This form of training is suitable if you have already flown IFR hours with an instructor outside your ATO (typically aircraft owners) or if you are requesting conversion of your IR endorsement to EASA.

The advantage is that with this type of training you can take the easier theoretical exam at the CAA in the EIR/CB IR range. However, for this exam you will be restricted to IFR flights with piston aircraft only. This restriction can then be removed later by passing the full IR exam.

You must meet the following requirements before you can start training:

To obtain the rating, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Qualify for a night endorsement (if you want to fly IFR at night)
  • Obtain an Aviation Medical Licence Class 1 or Class 2 with tonal audiometry
  • Complete the IR Theory Course
  • Complete 40 hours of practical training of which up to 25 hours may be in a flight simulator
  • Pass a theoretical examination in 7 subjects at the CAA
  • Pass a practical test with a CAA inspector

Theoretical training

The theoretical training can be completed by attending a group IR theory course or individually.

Minimum theory:
80 h

Examination at the CAA

The exam consists of 7 subjects in English and you can decide whether to take the full IR exam, or the simpler CB/EIR. 

The practical training consists of:

Flight Simulator:
25
Aircraft:
15
In total:
40

Price of the IR(A) CB training

10 000 12 100 € including VAT 21 %
  • Study resources and course fees
  • Online assesment platform
  • 25 hours in a simulator with Garmin 1000
  • 15 hours in Cessna 172 SP G1000 aircraft
  • 40 IR instructor hours

Basic BIR(A)

A new qualification that is valid only in EASA Member States. This rating entitles the holder to fly IFR on non-commercial flights only and increases the holder’s visibility minima for making an approach to 1 500 m and decision height + 200 ft above the published airport minima.

The advantage is again a slightly easier theoretical exam at the CAA and the extent of the practical part is according to the applicant’s ability to handle the aircraft safely in IFR flight (no minimum hours are defined).

You must meet the following requirements before you can start training:

To obtain the rating, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Qualify for a night endorsement (if you want to fly IFR at night)
  • Obtain an Aviation Medical Licence Class 1 or Class 2 with tonal audiometry
  • Complete the IR Theory Course
  • Complete a practical training
  • Pass a theoretical examination in 3 modules at the CAA
  • Pass a practical test with a CAA inspector

Theoretical training

The theoretical training can be completed by attending a group IR theory course or individually.

Minimum theory:
80 h

Examination at the CAA

The BIR(A) exam consists of 3 modules (7 subjects in total) in English.

The practical training consists of:

There is no prescribed minimum number of flight hours for this training. However, you will normally need around 30-40 flight hours to complete the syllabus.

Flight Simulator:
25
Aircraft:
15
In total:
40

Price of the Basic IR(A) training

10 000 12 100 € including VAT 21 %
  • Study resources and course fees
  • Online assesment platform
  • 25 hours in a simulator with Garmin 1000
  • 15 hours in Cessna 172 SP G1000 aircraft
  • 40 IR instructor hours

IR(A) course

This course provides maximum tutorial hours with lecturers and a personal touch. The course will provide you with excellent preparation for the CAA exams in 7 compulsory subjects. It consists of 56 hours of lectures and 60 hours of practical exercises with explanation of question, which you will later take at the CAA.

We believe that face-to-face tuition is the best way to share experience and knowledge as a part of your IR(A) studies, so you will complete 116 hours of classroom teaching and tutorials with experienced lecturers as a part of the course.

The price is final and no VAT is charged.

If you continue your practical training at our flight school, we will refund some of this amount to your flying credit:

  • In the case of IR(A) training, a credit of 370 €. 

The course includes:

56 hours of lectures

For each of the 7 IR(A) subjects, a classroom lecture of approximately 8 hours (one day) is planned. The lecture includes a summary and explanation of the important knowledge you need to know to pass the exams.

60 hours of training and guidance

The lecture is followed by a more detailed explanation of the more complex subject matter and a practice of sample questions. Lecturers are also available for ongoing consultations during this module.

You will receive a lot of study materials

During the lectures and trainings you will receive many study materials from the lecturers that you can use in your studies, including access to the eLearning portal of the flight school.

Refreshments

Expect a wide range of refreshments and beverages during all our courses.

The theoretical IR(A) course can also be taken with an individual schedule of 15 hours of instruction at a price of 975 €.

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Great practice for future pilots

We only fly aircraft equipped with Garmin 1000

Nowadays there is a clear trend for newer aircraft after 2010 to be equipped with screen-only systems and this will only improve in the future.

The most common system on general aviation aircraft is the Garmin 1000. This system significantly reduces the pilot’s workload and allows efficient monitoring and flight planning. It provides the pilot with a much broader situational awareness compared to conventional instruments and we can only recommend it for the IFR training.

Enjoy IFR training on modern aircraft

The recently purchased Garmin 1000 equipped Cessna SP is a great and economical aircraft for the IR training.

IFR training is also recommended in this very modern aircraft equipped with a diesel engine and automatically adjustable propeller.

You can also take the IFR training on a Cirrus SR22 aircraft, if you wish. The condition is to be retrained on this aircraft for VFR before starting the IR training.

What you will acquire from us in the training

What do you expect when choosing a school
for the IR training?

Modern and safe aircraft with Garmin 1000

We fly the IFR training only on modern and new aircraft equipped with Garmin 1000

An outstanding instructor who will share the advanced IFR experience

You will benefit from the experience of our instructors. We fly both transport aircraft and private aircraft.

The course fee includes access to the CAA exam questions

To prepare for the theoretical exam at the CAA you will get access to the actual exam questions included in the price.

We have classrooms in Prague Letňany

The classroom is right at the airport in Prague Letňany - 10 minutes from the metro station C - Prague Letňany.

To do the pre-flight preparation with Jeppesen maps

During the training you will get access to Jeppesen Airport Moving Maps, which are the best choice for the IR training.

Learn the theory as efficiently as possible

Don't be afraid of theory. We will help you as much as possible with the preparation for the theory exam. In our team, we have professional lecturers for each subject. Theory modules can be completed either in a group course, or individually.

Trainings take place in a hi-tech audiovisual classroom

Our classrooms are equipped with very advanced presentation technology and equipped to simulate air traffic and IFR procedures.

Expect a helpful and friendly attitude

Individual and friendly attitude to each client and many other benefits, which you will appreciate by the way :-)

Flight simulator

We use the Piper Meridian simulator for the training

An exceptional simulator at an affordable price, equipped with Garmin 1000 avionics and certified as FNPT II for IFR flight training. In addition, the simulator is completely realistic and you will enjoy flying it very much.

The PA 46 simulator is located at the airport in Kunovice. We take its location 300 km from Prague as an advantage, because we train here 2-3 days when you can fully devote yourself to flying without stress from other duties and the instructor is fully available to you all the time. Of course, the IFR flight to Kunovice and back is a part of the training.

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The IR(A) training price

CPL(A) licence holders have a 10-hour IR training advantage.

ITEMNUMBERPRICEWITHOUT VAT
Flight Simulator FNPT II – Piper Meridian35153 €5 362 €
Cessna 172 SP G1000 / DA40 aircraft rental15272 €4 085 €
IR instructor5075 €3 750 €
In total without VAT  13 197 €

The price of the training is without airport charges and VAT 21 %. The number of hours in training is given as the minimum required by the syllabus. Training can be paid in parts as you fly. We will give you a 5 % discount if you pay for the whole training in advance.

Information about pilot training

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The best instructors with a friendly attitude are the most valuable thing we have.

Only the best IR instructors will train you

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Martin Tatoušek

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Martin Kuba

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Michal Táborský

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Richard Milták

In this training, we will provide you with the best preparation, whether you decide to get an IR rating for your flights across Europe, or you are preparing for an airline tender.

Only the most experienced pilots and instructors will share their experience and knowledge with you. They are captains of transport aircraft and pilots of private aircraft. Expect each of our instructors to be ready to assist you as much as possible in your studies. The training will take place in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you there.

Make an appointment and find out more about IR training at our flight school

Let’s talk more about the training and together we will find the best option for you. Whether you want to fly privately in Europe, or you are preparing for an airline tender. 

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