Instrument Rating (Aeroplane)

How to apply


The holder of a Part-FCL IR(A) may exercise the privileges of the rating to fly EASA aeroplanes registered in the EU and non-EASA aeroplanes registered in the UK that fall within the privileges of the licence and the valid ratings included in the licence.

(a) The privileges of a holder of an IR are to fly aeroplanes under IFR with a minimum decision height of 200 feet (60 m).

(b) In the case of a multi-engine IR, these privileges may be extended to decision heights lower than 200 feet (60 m) when the applicant has undergone specific training at an ATO and has passed section 6 of the skill test prescribed in Appendix 9 to this Part in multi-pilot aeroplanes.

(c) Holders of an IR shall exercise their privileges in accordance with the conditions established in Appendix 8 to Part-FCL.

Who can apply

You must:

- Hold at least a PPL(A) and the privileges to fly at night in accordance with FCL.810 i; or an ATPL in another category of aircraft; orĀ  a CPL(A)


- Have completed at least 50 hours of cross-country flight time as PIC in aeroplanes, helicopters or airships of which at least 10 hoursĀ must be in aeroplanes

How to apply

Contact us

Licensing Department
Aviation House
Gatwick Airport South