IR - Instrument rating

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The aim of the Instrument rating IR(A) course is to train the student pilot to fly safely and efficiently under Instrumental Flight Rules. The privileges of a holder of a IR(A) are to pilot airplanes under Instrumental Flight Rules (IFR) with a minimum decision height of 200 feet (60m.). Course length should be not more than 18 month. A single-engine IR(A) course comprise at least 50 hours instrument time under instruction of which up to 35 hours in a FNPT II simulator. A multi-engine IR(A) course comprise at least 55 hours instrument time under instruction of which up to 40 hours in a FNPT II simulator. Instrument flight instruction shall include at least 15 hours in multi-engine airplanes.
  • Air Law
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • Flight Performance and Planning
  • Human Performance and Limitations
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Communication
  • Hold a PPL(A) including a night qualification or CPL(A)
  • Have 50 hours of cross-country flight time as pilot-in-command in airplanes or helicopters of which at least 10 hours shall be in airplanes.
  • To be medically fit in accordance with Your license.
  • Radio communication in English
Instrument rating - IR (SEP)
Time / Hours
Flying with Cessna 172 (15 hours)
Flying with FNPT II simulator C172 (35 hours)
Preflight briefing
IR(A) theory distance learning
ICAO English language proficiency
Flight exam with CAA examiner
Flights – 51:30
Theory - 150
  • 20 hours of classroom consultations included (without books)
  • Airport fees (for example in Vilnius as Kaunas INTL) not included