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Instrument flight rule type rating – IR (A) SE/ME

Travel under IFR without worrying about the weather

The instrument flying type rating will open the doors to all weather operations, called IFR (Instrument Flight Rules).

Without weather constraints, by day or by night, a new way of travelling is offered to you.

Two different ways are possible for instrument flying, more comonly called IR for « Instrument Rating » :

  • IR SE (single engine) / IR ME (multi-engine), more adapted to pilots wanting to make a profession out of their passion for flying. The training has a practical part and a theoretical part validated by 7 exams.
  • CB IR, more adapted to private pilots wishing for a lighter theoretical syllabus and wanting to fly IFR, without any restrictions, all over Europe.

In order to guaranty the best educational performance during your training, Astonfly ensures a good part of its IFR trainings, single or twin-engine, on FNPT II type simulators.

Astonfly believes that flight simulation is an indispensable key to IR training. The instructors can place the trainee in specific weather conditions, practice limitless repeated maneuvers or also make you analyze more precisely your approach trajectories.

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Conditions

  • IR SE / IR ME
    • Be the holder of a PPL (A), or CPL (A), with current SEP qualification and validated EFIS training,
    • Be the holder of a class 2 medical certificate, under PART-MED regulations,
    • Be the holder of a night flying qualification,
    • Have a minimum experience of 50 navigation flight hours as pilot in command.
    • Be the holder of the IR or ATPL theoretical certificate what at least 6 month of validity remaining,
    • Be the holder of a current English language proficiency certificate, FCL.055,
    • Pass a theoretical and practical evaluation on a FNPT II flight simulator.
  • CB IR
    • Be the holder of a PPL (A), or CPL (A), with current SEP qualification and validated EFIS training,
    • Be the holder of a class 2 medical certificate, under PART-MED regulations,
    • Have a minimum experience of 50 navigation flight hours as pilot in command.
    • Be the holder of a current English language proficiency certificate, FCL.055,
    • Pass a theoretical and practical evaluation on a FNPT II flight simulator.

Planning and duration

Each training session is freely reserved on line depending on availabilities, from Monday to Sunday.

Your IR (A) SE/ME training program

Theoretical training

For the IR(SE) or the IR(ME), the trainee already has the IR(A) or the ATPL(A) theoretical certificates.

For the CB IR trainee, it will be necessary to undergo a theoretical training comprising:

  • A 2 day theoretical class (9 hours of individual class)
  • Books covering the items of the theoretical training.
  • An educational process and an on-line assistance
  • At home work and training exams to hand in via the on-line platform
  • Multiple question exam training reproducing the conditions of the actual exam.

Practical training

IR SE

  • 35 flight hours under instruction on a FNPT II flight simulator,
  • 15 flight hours under instruction on a single engine airplane,
  • 30 hours of applied theory lessons

IR ME

  • 40 flight hours under instruction on a FNPT II flight simulator,
  • 15 flight hours under instruction on a multi-engine airplane (+6 hours if not already a holder of the MEP qualification),
  • 35 hours of applied theory lessons

CB IR

  • 25 flight hours under instruction on a FNPT II flight simulator,
  • 15 flight hours under instruction on a single engine airplane,
  • 30 hours of applied theory lessons

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