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Competency Based IR

An abbreviated Instrument Rating for pilots with previous experience.

Course Details

  • A pre-entry assessment is used to determine the individual’s training needs.

  • At least 10 hours of instrument flight time under instruction in an aeroplane.

  • The SE CB-IR course comprises of at least 40 hours instrument time under instruction (including prior instruction credited)

  • The ME CB-IR course comprises of at least 45 hours instrument time under instruction (including prior instruction credited)

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About the course

The Competency Based IR (CBIR) is a relatively new course. It is, for all intents and purposes the same as the full instrument rating with the same fundamental requirements completion standards. Once complete you will receive either a single engine or a multi engine instrument rating just like the full course.

The main benefit of the CBIR is for pilots that have a significant amount of Instrument flying experience. After an assessment flight

Pre-entry Requirements

  • Hold a PPL(A) or a CPL(A) or an ATPL in another aircraft category

  • Hold at least a class two medical

  • ICAO Level 4 English language proficiency

  • Completed all required theoretical knowledge examinations (FCL.615)

  • 50 hours of cross-country flight as PIC of which at least 10 must be in aeroplanes

  • Have completed the pre-requisites for the issue of an MEP (land) class rating (ME IR only)

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