Instrument Rating

The Instrument Rating (IR) qualifies you to fly cross country without visual reference to ground features. This may include flying in or on top of cloud, or at other times when visibility is reduced below visual flight minimums.

 

The course covers all of the necessary skills, knowledge and experience for the attainment of a CASA issued Instrument Rating including learning in human factors, basic engineering to be able to operate aircraft systems, planning and conducting an IFR flight and performing instrument procedures including RNAV, ILS/LLZ, VOR and DME/GNSS arrivals. NDB approaches are an optional add-on.

 

The Instrument Rating provides opportunities to gain employment with companies conducting a range of operations including charter, airline operations, flight instruction, aero medical, military, search and rescue1.

 

This rating course is best suited to pilots who:

  • want to learn at a time and pace that best suits them
  • are confident to study for the theory exam in their own time and do not wish to attend theory classes
  • wish to attain the CASA rating, but not a corresponding vocational education qualification.

GST is applicable to this course. An option for students is to attain their Instrument Rating as part of our Diploma course—AVI50415. The Diploma course is GST exempt and has the added benefit of theory classes—see our website for details.

Course outcomes

On successful completion of the full course, students will attain an Instrument Rating issued by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

Duration

This course can be taken:

  • full-time over 6 weeks (on average) 2
  • or part-time on a flexible basis

Students can commence their training at any time of the year—subject to availability.

Training

The course is a blend of flight training, simulator training, instructor briefings, and a flight test at the conclusion. The pace of learning and scheduling of lessons is  tailored to each student’s availability and needs.

 

We recommend that students undertake and pass the Instrument Rating Theory Exam (IREX) before they commence flight training. There are no theory classes in this course and the exam itself is not included in this course. If theory classes are available during the period of your training you have the option to attend these at an additional cost.

The Par-Avion difference

Undertaking the rating in Tasmania offers you many advantages. We have the facilities, staff and environment to ensure you receive the best in authentic instrument training. Our uncongested airspace has ample navaids and approaches available. Our aircraft and simulators are equipped with Garmin GPS equipment. Read more about how we can make a real difference to your training.

Entry requirements

CASA stipulates the following entry requirements for the Instrument Rating. Students must:

  • hold a current Private or Commercial Pilot License with 50+ hours solo cross-country time
  • hold a Class 1 or 2 Aviation Medical
  • 5+ hours night flying experience (including 1 hour dual circuits and 1 hour solo circuits). This can be completed as part of this rating course with an additional 2 hours in a Cessna 172, at an additional cost.

The course is conducted in a multi engine aircraft and therefore students will either need to:

  • have a Multi Engine Aircraft Class Rating
  • or attain a a Multi Engine Aircraft Class Rating during their training. We can integrate this into your training at an additional cost.

What is included

  • Flight training including up to:
    • 23 Hours – Duchess BE76 2
    • 20 Hours – simulator 2
  • Pre and post-flight briefings
  • Landing fees
  • CASA license and testing fees 2

Fees

Tuition fees $19,800.00 2  – covers all of the inclusions (above).
GST applies to this course and is included where applicable.

 

Non-tuition fees approx. $588.25 2   covers one theory exam fee, study guide, AirServices publications and charts. Non-tuition fees are payable separately to external providers.

 

Optional extras (all incl. GST)

  • Multi Engine Aircraft Class Rating $3270.00 2
  • Differences training on larger twin engine aircraft:
    • BN2 Islander $1870.00 2
    • PA31 Navajo $4710.00 2
  • NDB approaches $4810.00 2
  • Night VFR circuit hours C172 $770.00
  • Accommodation – read more…

We offer a convenient payment plan to spread your fee payments across the course.

The Par-Avion difference

Undertaking the rating in Tasmania offers you many advantages. We have the facilities, staff and environment to ensure you receive the best in authentic instrument training. Our uncongested airspace has ample navaids and approaches available. Our aircraft and simulators are equipped with Garmin GPS equipment. Read more about how we can make a real difference to your training.

Accommodation and transport options

We have accommodation for students near our location and a daily transfer bus service to/from your accommodation and our training facility. We also provide a complimentary arrival and departure pickup and transfer service to/from Hobart Airport.

Take the next step

Register your interest with us online. We’ll provide you with further information and updates on the course.

 

You’re also welcome to contact us – we are happy to answer your questions and provide further information about the Diploma and other training options.

 

 

1 Attainment of the rating certifies that you have the necessary competencies to seek further employment as a commercial pilot. The rating does not guarantee employment or further employment.
2 Fees are based on average requirements for attainment. Where a student requires additional flying time, or more that one attempt at a theory test to achieve the required standard, additional fees will apply. Fees are subject to change.

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