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IR Course Overview


Instrument Rating (IR) refers to the qualifications that a pilot must have in order to fly under IFR (Instrument Flight Rules). The Instrument Rating (IR) can be added to either a Private Pilot Licence (PPL) or a  Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL). Skies Aviation Academy offers an extremely competitive and comprehensive route to a Multi-Engine Piston (MEP) Instrument Rating. Course is provided from our well-equipped aviation academy. Candidates who are going to apply for an airline must  pass the IR Skill Test on a Multi-Engine aircraft. 


Pre Entry Requirements:


  • Applicants must hold valid PPL or CPL Licence with minimum 50 Hours as Pilot in Command (PIC) 
  • Night Rating
  • ΙR or ATPL Theory 
  • Medical certificate relevant to licence*

          *Aviation Medical Examination is one day process and can be taken at our base with EASA aviation medical doctor


Course Structure


Option 1:

For PPL holders - 55 Hours IR Flight Training

  •  40 hours Simulator
  • 15 Hours ME​


Option 2:

For CPL holders - 45 Hours IR Flight Training 

  • 30 hours Simulator
  • 15 hours ME​


Duration: 4 to 6 weeks


Course includes:


  • Briefings and debriefings
  • Books and training kit needed for the course