Instrument Rating (Helicopter)

How to apply


The holder of an Part-FCL IR(H) may exercise the privileges of the rating to fly EASA Helicopters registered in the EU. The privileges of a holder of an IR(H) are to fly helicopters under IFR with a minimum decision height of 200 feet (60 m).

In the case of a multi-engine IR, these privileges may be extended to decision heights lower than 200 feet (60 m) if you have completed specific training at an ATO and passed section 6 of the skill test prescribed in Appendix 9 to Part-FCL in multi-pilot helicopters.

Holders of an IR(H) shall exercise their privileges in accordance with the conditions established in Appendix 8 to Part-FCL. To exercise privileges as PIC under IFR in multi-pilot helicopters, you must have at least 70 hours of instrument time of which up to 30 hours may be instrument ground time.

Who can apply

You must hold at least a PPL(H) and the privileges to fly at night in accordance with FCL.810; or an ATPL in another category of aircraft; or a CPL(H).

You must also meet the requirements that are shown under 'Pre-requisites' on these pages.

How to apply

Contact us

Licensing Department
Aviation House
Gatwick Airport South