An Instrument Rating (IR) permits you to fly an aeroplane as the Pilot in Command under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). Having an Instrument Rating means you are no longer reliant on visual navigation principles and ideal weather. Instrument rated pilots fly in a straight line from A to B, through the clouds without needing to be able to see the ground.
MEIR and SEIR
MEIR stands for Multi-Engine Instrument rating and is essential for pilots intending to continue as a commercial pilot for an airline. Training is conducted in either our Partenavia P68c or our Piper Seneca PA34-200T.
SEIR stands for Single-Engine Instrument Rating and is a great qualification for PPL holders wanting to go further with their licence or for CPL holders to use as a stepping stone to MEIR.
It should be noted that SEIR in not a requirement for MEIR.
- PPL or CPL
- Minimum of 40 hours Instrument flight training
- Pass a further 3 theory exams (5 if you hold a PPL)
- Obtain either a Class 1 Medical or complete an extra hearing test if you hold a Class 2 Medical