IR - INSTRUMENT RATING
Instrument Rating refers to the qualifications that a pilot must have in order to fly under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). Instrument rating is a must if you want to become a professional pilot and is useful when flying long distances as a private pilot.
The privileges of a holder of an IR(A) are to pilot airplanes under IFR with a minimum decision height of 200 feet (60 m). Decision heights lower than 200 feet (60 m) may be authorized by the CAA after further training and testing.
Flying Academy is giving the opportunity to all trainees starting the Instrument Rating training to buy a subsidized iPad Mini 4G+WiFi for just 5.400 CZK / 200 Euro / 270 USD / 169 GBP, tax included. The purpose of the iPad is to be used primarily for studying, as materials are sent wirelessly to the trainee’s iPad, but also as an aid in the flight training, by using the electronic charts, POHs etc.
The applicant has to go through ground training covering:
Flight planning & monitoring
Human performance & limitations
The module course covers at least 200 hours of self-study and class sessions.
Basic instrument flight module:
Basic instrument flight without external visual cues (horizontal flights, climbing, descending, turns in level flight, climbing, descending)
Recovery from unusual attitudes
Recognition and recovery from incipient and full stalls
Procedural instrument flight module:
Pre-flight procedures for IFR flights, including the use of the flight manual and appropriate air traffic services documents in the preparation of an IFR flight plan
Procedure and maneuvers for IFR operation under normal, abnormal and emergency conditions
transition from visual to instrument flight on take off
standard instrument departures and arrivals
en route IFR procedures
instrument approaches to specified minima
missed approach procedures
landings from instrument approaches, including circling
In flight maneuvers and particular flight characteristics
Examination – Practical
The applicant must demonstrate the ability to:
Operate the airplane within its limitations
Complete all maneuvers with smoothness and accuracy
Exercise good judgment and airmanship
Apply aeronautical knowledge
Maintain control of the airplane at all times
The IR(A) can be obtained in a range period starting from two months depending on the trainees time availability for both theoretical and practical training.
Cost & Fees
The course fees cover:
All training manuals
Access to the Learning Management System and question bank
Instructor time for both theoretical & practical training
Simulator FNTP II rental
It does not cover the landing and communication fees, dependent on trainees' destination airport desires. The complete list of airport and fees will be handed to each trainee prior to course start.
Prices in foreign currencies are based on exchange rate averages. The exact amounts to be paid in Euro or USD will be presented with the offer.
Minimum age of 18 years
First class medical certificate or Class 2 medical certificate with audio
At least PPL (A) (Private Pilot License) holder with Night Rating
English language skills