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Instrument rating(IR)

Instrument Rating (IR)

                An instrument rating allows you to fly in to cloud and by sole reference to instruments. Our Instrument training will prepare you for every eventuality.

What Do I Need Before Starting?

PPL and Night Rating or CPL
• 50 hours of cross-country time as pilot in command have passed 13 ATPL Theoretical Knowledge examinations or 7 IR examinations.

How Much?

               The FNPT II operated by National Flight Centre Pilot Academy at Weston Airport is a synthetic training device approved by the Irish Aviation Authority for PPL˼PL Multi-Engine Instrument flight training. Under EASA regulations minimum flight training for the issue of a Multi-Engine Instrument Rating is 55 hours instruction of which 30 hours may be completed in the FNPT II. Priced at €227 per hour this makes the Multi-Engine Instrument rating offered by National Flight Centre exceptionally good value.

Instrument Rating

              Before commencing the Multi-Engine Instrument rating, you can complete our Multi-Engine Piston (MEP) class rating course. You can then combine both flight tests into one and be issued with;
• An EASA Multi-Engine Piston Class rating
• An EASA Instrument Rating (Multi-Engine)
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               National Flight Centre Pilot Academy provides an approved Modular distance learning EASA IR Theoretical Knowledge Course. This course is suitable for those who do not wish to study to ATPL or CPL level or who simply would like to add an Instrument Rating to their PPL. The course is a distance-learning self-study programme comprising seven subjects with a minimum study requirement of 200 hours ( 15 hours per week over 15 weeks approx )

The seven subjects are:

  • Air Law
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • Flight Performance and Planning
  • Human Performance and Limitations
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • IFR Communication

The Modular IR Theoretical Knowledge Course includes:

  • Jeppesen Student pilot Route Manual.
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