Instrument Rating

The IR course provides the candidate with the required training to obtain an Instrument Rating in a single or multi-engine aircraft. This allows the pilot to fly an aircraft under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) in controlled airspace.

Flight Training Syllabus (55 Hours)


The complete Instrument Rating course comprises of 55 hours of flying instructional time by sole reference to this. For the SE/IR, all 55 hours are completed in a single engine aircraft. For an ME/IR, up to 40 hours may be completed in a single engine aircraft, with the remaining 15 being completed in a multi-engine aircraft.


  • Phase 1: 10 hours of basic instrument instruction in an approved SE aircraft.
  • Phase 2: 10 hours of intermediate instrument instruction in an approved SE aircraft.
  • Phase 3: 15 hours of advanced instrument instruction in an approved SE aircraft.
  • Phase 4: 15 Hours of instruction in an approved SE or ME aircraft (ME aircraft used if the student is working towards an ME/IR )

Pre Entry Requirements

Hold a current PPL or CPL.


Have completed at least 50 hours of cross-country time as PIC.


Hold or have completed the training for the appropriate MEP/SEP class raying in which the training will be carried out.


Have completed the appropriate Theoretical Knowledge Examinations (IR or ATPL) within the timescale defined as well as having completed the English language proficiency assessment.

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Falcon students say…

“I have nothing but praise and admiration for Falcon. Over the last few years they have taught my how to fly, how to fly at night and how to fly by instruments. I have achieved a licence in all three and this is simply due to the excellent tuition provided by Falcon. Flying has become my favourite pastime as a result.  If anyone thinking of learning to fly is considering Falcon as a good choice of flying club then look no further.  I would recommend them without reservation.”
Professor Mike Parker.