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An introductory course on how to fly an aircraft in less than ideal weather.

Course Details

  • 15 hours of dual instrument training including:

  • At least 10 hours flown by sole reference to instruments

  • 1 multiple choice written exam

  • IR(R) Skills test

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About the course

The Restricted Instrument Rating (IR(R)) course is the perfect course for once you have completed your PPL. The aim is to give you the confidence to fly when the weather is perhaps less than ideal.
The course is 15 hours of flight time which must include at least 10 hours flying with sole reference to the instruments. The course begins by teaching you how to fly the basic manoeuvres, such as climbs, descents and turns, by only using the instrument panel and not looking out of the window.
Once you have mastered that you will look at instrument failures and how to fly using only partial panel as well as recovering from unusual attitudes. The final part of the course teaches how to fly a departure, route and instrument arrival.
The IR(R) is also a perfect course to complete during your commercial hour building to prepare you for your instrument rating and refine your general handling and flying accuracy. The other major benefit is that it allows you to reduce the length of the CPL course by 10 hours, giving quite a substantial saving.

Pre-entry Requirements

  • Hold at least a Class 2 medical

  • Hold a valid PPL(A) & Single Engine Piston rating

  • 25 hours post PPL flying (before licence issue) including:

  • 10 hours of Pilot In Command

  • 5 hours cross country Pilot in command

  • Hold a UK issued Flight Radiotelephony Operator’s Licence (FRTOL)

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