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IR - Instrument Rating

JAA Instrument Rating Course -  IR (A)

The aim of the Instrument Rating (IR) modular flying training course is to train pilots to the level of proficiency
necessary to operate aeroplanes under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) and in Instrument Meteorological Conditions

Pre-Entry Requirements

An applicant for a IR (A) shall be at least 17 years of age and shall hold a valid Class 1 medical. (or in the case
of a PPL (A) with Class 2 medical, the candidate must undertake pure tone audiometry in accordance with
An applicant for a modular IR(A) course shall be the holder of a PPL(A) or a CPL(A), either licence
to include the privileges to fly by night, issued in accordance with ICAO Annex 1.
An applicant for the Procedural Instrument Flight Module, who does not hold a CPL(A), shall be holder of a
Course Completion Certificate for the Basic Instrument Flight Module.


Training Method

Classroom Lectures or one-to-one training and completion of examinations set by the Authority coupled with
flight training, which is partly conducted in a single engine aircraft and partly in a multi-engine aircraft.

Course Content
Theoretical Knowledge Instruction
The theoretical knowledge course for the IR(A) shall be conducted at an approved FTO.
An approved modular IR(A) course shall comprise at least 200 hours (1 hour = 60 minutes instruction) of instruction,
which can include classroom work, inter-active video, slide/tape presentation, learning carrels, computer
based training, and other media as approved by the Authority, in suitable proportions. Approved distance
learning (correspondence) courses may also be offered as part of the course at the discretion of the Authority

Flight Training
Consists of the following. Basic Instrument Flight Module. This comprises 10 hours of instrument time under
instruction, which may be completed at any time having gained a PPL(A) or can be combined with the Procedural
Instrument Flight Module. This comprises the remainder of the training syllabus for the IR(A), 40 hours
single-engine or 45 hours multi-engine instrument time under instruction. Prior to commencing the Procedural
Instrument Module, the applicant must hold and MEP class rating, or completed the 6 hour course of instruction
and theoretical knowledge training.

Course Duration
Minimum approximate course duration is 5 to 8 weeks subject to the elements as required..

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