Having an instrument rating will give you a lot more confidence to fly in all weather conditions. If you find yourself flying into some questionable weather or simply need to get to your destination when the ceilings are low, having an Instrument rating will give you both the ability and confidence to safely operate your aircraft. The new possibilities are endless and will undoubtedly change your flying options.

Educational objective is the training for the issue of an Competency Based Instrument Rating – aeroplane – CB IR(A) – for single engine aeroplanes (SEP), based on an earlier instrument rating education or instrument flying experience/education instructed by a IRI(A) or FI(A) with IR(A) training allowance. The holder of a CB IR(A) has the privilege of flying single-engine aeroplanes under IFR, with a minimum decision height of 200 feet (60m).

 The CB-IR(A), which contains full privileges for IFR arrivals and departures, is created by EASA to facilitate entry into instrument flight. The learning goals were reduced by about 40% compared to the classic IR. Prerequisite for this access path is the presence of IR experience. This can be for example the EIR.


  1. Minimum age of applicants for an CB IR(A) shall be at least 17 years of age for PPL holder or at least 18 years of age for CPL and ATPL holder;
  2. The applicant for an CB IR(A) shall hold a valid medical class 1 or class 2;
  3. Applicants for an CB IR(A) shall hold a PPL(A) or a CPL(A) and have completed at least 50 hours of cross-country flight time as PIC;
  4. The applicant for an CB IR(A) shall have a English language proficiency test of at least level 4.


The course consists of theoretical and practical training.

Theoretical training:

The theoretical modular CB IR(A) course comprises of 80 hours of knowledge instruction.

An applicant after passing the theoretical knowledge examination for an airline transport pilot licence ATPL or IR(A) shall be credited with the theoretical knowledge requirements for the CB IR(A).

Flight training:

A single-engine CB IR(A) course shall comprise of at least 40 hours instrument time under instruction on Cessna 172.

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