Instrument Rating (IR)
- Class 2 medical
- 50 hours cross country pilot in command
- 10 hours instrument time
- NCEA Level 2 or has 3 years work experience or has a minimum score of 6 IELTS or equivalent
- 17 hours Dual training and 15 hours Simulator training
- 12 weeks
During the PPL and CPL training, you will learn to fly using visual references – but the ability to fly by instruments alone is mandatory for all airline, charter, and corporate pilots throughout the world. An instrument rating (IR) is required if you wish to be able to fly the aircraft by instruments only (IFR). This is a requirement for all pilots who wish to fly for an airline as a career. The Instrument Rating can be completed on a PPL or CPL licence.
Our programme is designed to give students a maximum number of multi engine hours (22 – 24 hours) during their training with options for single engine and multi engine Instrument Ratings available.
Some organisations suggest students complete a single engine instrument rating first and then carry out a multi endorsement removal. This reduces the overall cost only slightly but leaves students with minimal multi hours – hours that will be needed when applying for an airline position.
All flight time is on air switch, meaning you only pay for time you are airborne.
- Instruments and Navigation Aids
We will train you in simulated and actual instrument flight rule (IFR) conditions with training aids designed to help you concentrate only on the instrument panel. Instrument flight training will teach you how to fly in any diverse weather conditions, in low visibility and at night.