Before you can begin your EASA Instrument Rating (IR) Training, you have to fulfill the following requirements:
Entrance Requirements EASA Instrument Rating
✓ Fifty hours of Pilot in Command (PIC) cross-country navigation experience in the same-Single Engine Piston (SEP)
✓A valid Private Pilot License (PPL) or Commercial Pilot License (CPL)
✓A Single-Engine Piston (SEP) or a Multi Engine Piston (MEP) Rating
✓ A valid EASA Class 1 Medical Certificate for your first solo flight
✓ You must have passed the EASA PART-FCL Instrument Rating or Air Transport Pilot License (ATPL) Theory Training. (If you are doing your practical and theoretical training at one and the same flight school, you can do both alongside one another. The practical exam is taken after the theoretical exam has been successfully completed.)
*If you would also like to fly IR at night, a Night Qualification is required.
** New: If you are going for a full Air Transport Pilot License (ATPL), we advise you to take our new combined Instrument Rating + Commercial Pilot + Multi-Engine Training in Charleroi. This fast-track study uses the DA-42 and DA-42 SIM, has the same low price, but requires less flight hours and only one exam. The DA-42 is a real “all-weather” plane, so the training can happen at any time of the year, including the winter. The final level of the student will be much higher because he or she will complete many twin hours in with glass cockpit.
*** Did you know that it has been possible for a while now to earn two different Instrument Ratings WITHOUT the IR or ATPL theory being a requirement? We are talking about the En-Route IR (EIR) and the Competency Based IR (CBIR).
EASA Single Engine Instrument Rating Course Content
- Precision and Non-Precision Instrument Approaches
- Missed Approach Procedures
- Standard Instrument Departures
- Flying in Airways
- Standard Instrument Arrivals and Emergency Procedures in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC)
- Holdings (VOR, NDB)
- Interceptions (VOR, NDB)
- Procedure Turns
- DME Arcs
- Circling Approaches
- New: GNSS / GPS Approach Module possible as an Addition
EASA Single-Engine Instrument Rating Program
- 35 hours of instruction in the ALSIM DA-42 Flight Simulator with the Garmin G1000 Glass Cockpit in Charleroi. If you wish you can also do all IR hours in “real time” in Maastricht.
- 15 hours of instruction in the Cessna 172 (G1000) in Maastricht, or in the Cirrus SR-20 (G1000, additional charge) in Luik.
- 15 hours of briefings, with the necessary documents and manuals.
✓ Flight Time and Simulator Time
✓ Fuel and TKS Anti-Icing Fluid
✓ All Local Landing Fees (only in Charleroi/Luik), VAT, Airplane Rental for the Exam
✓ All necessary Manuals and Documents
The course consists of two practical PTs (Progress Tests) and is concluded with two theoretical exams. One test deals with the technical properties of the plane of your choice, and one deals with your general IR know-how (procedures, Jeppesen charts, EU/JAR-OPS etc.) After you pass these tests sufficiently well you will take your skill test to finish the course.
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