Instrument Rating Instructor (Aeroplanes)

Add the ability to teach towards the IMC / IR(R) Rating, EIR or IR, including PBN operations.

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The course breakdown:

10 hours of flight instruction
10 hours of theoretical knowledge instruction (or 5 hours if FI(A) Certificate holder)
25 hours of teaching and learning instruction (not needed if FI(A) Certificate holder)

Pre-entry requirements

To start the IRI(A) course, unless only teaching for the IMC Rating, you must:

  • have completed at least 800 hours of flight time under IFR, of which:
    • 400 hours shall be in aeroplanes;
  • hold at least the licence and rating for which flight instruction is to be given;
  • be entitled to act as pilot-in-command of the aircraft during instruction.

Those wishing to teach towards the IMC Rating only must:

  • hold an aeroplane licence issued by the UK CAA;
  • hold an FI(A) Certificate without the supervisory restriction;
  • be qualified to instruct for the single pilot class rating for the class of aeroplane which the IR(R) instruction is to be conducted in;
  • hold a valid IR(R) or IR(A);
  • have passed the theoretical knowledge examinations for the issue of a CPL(A) or IR(A);
  • have completed at least 10 hours of flight time by sole reference to instruments in an aeroplane, FFS, FTD 2/3 or FNPT II.

Course content

Basic instrument flight
Advanced instrument flight
Use of VOR
Use of NDB
Use of VHF/DF
Use of DME
Use of transponders (SSR)
Use of en-route RADAR
Use of GNSS
Pre-flight & aerodrome arrival & departure procedures
Precision approach and missed approach
Non-procession approach and missed approach
Physiological and psychological factors
Flight instruments
Radio navigation aids
Flight planning considerations
Flight planning (general)
Privileges of the IR
The learning process
The teaching process
Training philosophies
Techniques of applied instruction (theoretical knowledge)
Techniques of applied instruction (airborne instruction)
Student evaluation and testing
Training programme development
Human performance and limitations relevant to flight instruction
Specific hazards involved in simulating system failures and malfunctions during flight
Training administration

Validity period

The IRI(A)is valid for 36 months.

Why us?

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Simple online booking
Fair and clear pricing
Friendly, professional service
5 star rated on TripAdvisor

We think differently about flight training.

With membership, you get access to our online members area. It's much more than online booking - you can see your training record, check Gamston's weather, pay for your flight online, and so much more!

Generous time slots and friendly one-to-one instruction in our modern facilities mean that you'll always get the quality time that you need whilst training.

Plus, we don't have any hidden payments. There are no landing fees at Gamston whilst using our well-maintained fleet of aircraft and hot drinks are available at no additional cost.