Instrument flying: now a reality for private pilots!

Pilots holding a private pilot license (PPL) may now be trained to obtain a simplified instrument rating. This is a new EU/EASA rating.

There are two types of ratings: the EIR and the IR(A).

Here are the major points and figures to remember for each new rating:

1. The EIR : “En route instrument rating”

– privileges: conduct flights under IFR in the en route phase of flight (takeoffs and landings excluded)

– prerequisites: you should hold at least a PPL(A) and have completed at least 20 hours of cross-country flight time as PIC in an aeroplane

– training course: at least 80 hours of theoretical knowledge instruction

– flight instruction: at least 15 hours of instrument flight time under instruction

2. The IR(A): Competency-based modular flying training course

– privileges: operate aeroplanes under IFR and in IMC

– prerequisites: you should hold at least a PPL(A) and have completed at least 50 hours of cross-country flight time as PIC in an aeroplane

– training course: at least 80 hours of theoretical knowledge instruction

– flight instruction: at least 40 hours of instrument flight time under instruction

For any further information, please contact us on info@brusselsaviationschool.com

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