An Instrument Rating is a rating that is added to a Private Pilot or Commercial Pilot License (links) and refers to the qualifications that a pilot must have in order to fly under Instrument Flight Rules. It requires obtaining an additional flight training from a Certified Instrument Flight Instructor, including rules and IFR procedures to enable the pilot to legally and safely operate a properly equipped aircraft in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC). The main privileges of a holder of an Instrument Rating are to fly aircraft under Instrument Flight Rules with a minimum decision height of not less than 200 ft (60 m)

Entry requirements

Applicants for an Instrument Rating shall hold:

  • at least PPL (A) with completed 50 hrs. as PIC or CPL (A) (link) in the appropriate aircraft category;
  • the privilege to fly at night in accordance with FCL.810;
  • an ATPL certificate issued by Approved Training Organization;
  • English Language Proficiency in accordance with FCL.055;
  • 1st Medical Certificate in accordance with PART-MED


The IR (A) course shall comprise at least 50:00 hours instrument time under instruction up to 35 hours in FNPT II. The approximate duration of the course is 4-6 weeks, depending on weather condition and student`s personal schedule.

The course consists of two modules, which can be taken separately or combined:

  • Basic Instrument Flight Module

– includes 10:00 of instrument time under instruction, of which 05:00 hours may be instrument ground time in FNPT II. Upon completion of the Basic Instrument Flight Module, the candidate will be awarded a Course Completion Certificate.

  • Procedural Instrument Flight Module

-comprises 40:00 hrs. of instrument time under instruction. Procedural Instrument Flight Module can be instrument ground time in FNPT II (30:00 hrs.) And flight flying time (10:00 hrs.)

Course includes

  • aircraft manual;
  • uniformly;
  • charts and additional aviator`s equipment.



Additional information

Crediting for previous experience

  • theoretical experience
  • flight experience



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