The Instrument Rating (Restricted)

The IR(R) is a UK only rating which extends the privileges of your PPL to allow flight in IMC and to perform instrument approach procedures in UK airspace.

There is a 15 hour dual training requirement, a ground examination and a flight test to complete. Prior to application for the issue of an IR(R), the PPL holder must have totalled at least 25 flying hours since licence issue, which can include the IR(R) course itself.


Course Overview

  • Pre-requisites:
    • PPL with valid SEP
    • Valid EASA medical
    • Ground school certificate
  • Flight training: 15 hours
  • Ground examinations: 1 multiple choice
  • Credit: 15 hours towards CBIR