IR INSTRUMENT RATING
You must hold one of the following licences:
- at least a PPL(A) and AFZ
- a CPL(A)
- an ATPL in another category of aircraft
If you want to use the privileges of the IR(A) at night and you only hold a PPL(A) you will also need to hold a Night rating. You must also have completed at least 50 hours of cross country flight time as Pilot in Command (PIC) in aeroplanes, TMGs, helicopters or airships of which at least 10 hours shall be in aeroplanes.
You will need to complete at least 40 hours of dual flight instruction in single-engine aeroplane.
Theoretical knowledge training
You will need to take 80 hours of theoretical knowledge instruction via a CBT (computer based training) tool and 8 hours, class room instructions.
Theoretical knowledge examinations
As part of the application for IR, you will need to demonstrate that you have an appropriate level of theoretical knowledge by passing exams in the following subject areas:
- Air law
- Aircraft general knowledge - instrumentation
- Flight planning and monitoring
- Human performance
- Radio navigation
- IFR communications
To revalidate the rating, you must pass a proficiency check in a single or multi-engine piston aeroplane or in an FSTD representing such an aeroplane.
Proficiency check requirements
The proficiency check must take place within the 3 months preceding the rating’s expiry date and you must have completed the following during the validity period of the rating:
- at least 10 route sectors as pilot of a single -pilot single/multi-engine plane, or
- at least 1 route sector as pilot of a single-pilot single/multi-engine aeroplane or FFS, flown with an examiner. This route sector may be flown during the proficiency check.
Failing the proficiency check
If you do not achieve a pass in all sections of the proficiency check before the expiry date of the rating then you cannot exercise any of the privileges of the rating until you have passed the proficiency check.
Terms & Conditions
Althoug the price is based on "fair use" and represents an all inclusive amount we will re-charge the student for any hour after passing the target hours for the Training course. The target is considered as legally required block time hours plus 5 hrs. For example IR(A): 40 hrs + 5 hrs = Target 45 hrs block time (Time-out till Time-in).
Training - All inclusive!
- Administration fee at Alpe Adria Aviation Academy
- Classroom Training
- Traing material (books)
- CBT Training (Computer Based Training)
- Computer login
- Flight Instruction 40 block time hours + 5 hours "fair use"
- Aeroplane 4 Seater or 7 Seater
- Approach, Landing & Parking Fees
Additional investment - please check carefully!
- Class 2 medical certificate
- NIT Night VFR Training
- Flight Radio Telephony Operator License
- FRTOL Class room for AFZ (EFZ & IR)
- Examination fee at Authority
- Language proficiency at least level 4 (mandatory for IR)
- Flight Bag
- Flight Bag
- Flight Cap
- Sun Glasses
- ICAO Charts Europe
- NAV Triangle
- NAV calculator or computer
- Pilot Logbook
- Head Set (activ or passiv)
- Survival Kit
- Airport Klagenfurt (LOWK) Entry Card
- Theory - Examination fee at Austrocontrol GmbH (Vienna)
- Skill Test
- Approach, landing & parking fees
- Examination fee
- Authority fee for paperwork
At the end of training, and when all requirements for licence issue have been met, you will need to take a skill test with an examiner. The skill test (legally) takes place out of your flight training school´s (DTO or ATO) environment and responsibility, even we will organise the infrastructure, equipment and examinier for our students.
This is to demonstrate that the procedures and manoeuvres that you will have been taught during training can be carried out competently as pilot in command (PIC) on the relevant aircraft category.