Instrument Rating (Aeroplane)

How to apply

Overview


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)

and

- 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


fclweb@caa.co.uk

Licensing Department
CAA
Aviation House
Gatwick Airport South
Gatwick
RH6 0YR