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IR (A) – Instrument qualification

IR is the training of pilots for the needs of flights under IFR rules under meteorological conditions for flight under IMC instruments. The basis of training is instrument flying together with increased requirements for piloting technique. There is practical training for instrument approaches and descents along with track flights.

Training is carried out at airports with adequate equipment.


Acquired flight time of 20 hours and 30 hours on the FNPT simulator

Ability to fly under instrument flight conditions

Minimal requirements


The applicant must hold a valid PPL (A) or CPL (A) license with a night rating


The applicant must have at least ICAO English level 4


In order to start the training, the applicant must hold a medical qualification of at least 2nd Class with audiometry test


A minimum flight of 50 hours as an aircraft commander (PIC)

Theoretical teaching

The theoretical part of the training takes place together with the ATPL (A) course. An IR theory student attends only some subjects from the entire ATPL (A) theory. Teaching takes place in the form of lectures, both personal and distance, with the help of our professional lecturers and is subsequently supplemented with self-study.

A condition for obtaining an IR is the successful completion of tests at the Transport Authority.


Aviation law and ATC procedures


Kites and systems, electrical system, propulsion unit and emergency equipment


Flight planning and monitoring






Radio navigation


IFR communication


Human performance

Practical teaching

The practical part of the training consists of at least 15 flight hours and 40 hours on the FNPT2 simulator
Before the first flight, a physical familiarization with the aircraft is carried out at one of our airports according to the manual for the given type of aircraft.
After proving knowledge of the aircraft manual, the student can start flying with the instructors according to the individual steps.
1. step
IFR flight planning and preparation using flight manual and ATS resources for IFR flight planning
2. step
Change to IFR flight after take -off
3. step
Practice of standard instrument departures and arrivals
4. step
Practice of en-route IFR flights and procedures
5. step
Practice of waiting procedures
6. step
Practice of instrument approaches up to the minimum decision height
7. step
Practice procedures in the event of a missed approach
8. step
Practice landing from instrument approach and circuit approach
9. step
Piloting technique improvement
10. step
Emergency procedures training
Obtaining an IR qualification for performing flights under IFR rules

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