An applicant for an IR(Restricted) must produce logbook evidence of having met the following flying requirements:-
The holder of a course completion certificate for the EASA Basic Instrument Flying Module may have the total amount of flight training reduced by 10 hours.
The IR(Restricted) privileges are contained within a UK national CPL(A) or ATPL(A) (this does not include a JAA or EASA licence). There is no requirement for a separate certificate of test for these licences.
Holders of the AOPA (UK) Radio Navigation Certificate may have instrument flight training during the Applied Stage reduced by 5 hours.
Additional credits are available. For details refer to CAP 804 Part 1 subpart E.
Ground school is self study but formal classroom lessons are charged at £100 per hour and are not part of the course unless specifically requested. All pre-flight and post flight briefs and de-briefs are factored in as part of the flying costs.
The course is normally conducted in our amazingly equipped Cardinal RG, charged at £230 ph.
Additional charges for approaches at Cambridge or Cranfield Airport will apply.
The Theory exam costs £40 (included)
The Flight test would be charged at the hourly rate plus £150 test fee
If any special ground school is required beyond that needed for the flying aspect of the course, an additional charge would be made.
The flying training for the initial issue of the IR(Restricted) includes a minimum of 15 hours training in instrument flying in an aircraft. The flight training syllabus includes the following items:
The IR(Restricted) flight training contains a total of:
Note 1: Flight Test times are approximate.
Note 2: The LST is in addition to the course syllabus hours.
The ground-training syllabus allows the trainee to gain a thorough understanding of operation in reduced visibilities and a low cloud base. The training includes systems essential to the operation of the aircraft.
It is likely that, under average conditions, a minimum of 20 hours study will be required. The TKI is delivered via self study, covering the following subjects:
A more detailed description of the content of the theoretical knowledge training is described in the TKI section of this part.
The IR(Restricted) course will be conducted either full-time or part-time to suit candidate requirements. Full-time courses will operate 5 days a week from 9:00 to 17:00 in winter months and until 1800 in summer months. The course is expected to take a minimum of 5 days but is subject to weather. We also run part time courses and do ad-hoc training.
The trainee must have completed all syllabus items, and shown the ability to fly them to the Skill Test standard before attempting the Flight Test. A Flight Examiner (FE) We have our own in house Examiner
Flight test tolerances and the conduct of the LST are detailed in CAP 804 Part 1 subpart E.
The examination will be essentially practical and will cover the planning and execution of a typical flight under Instrument Flight Rules outside controlled airspace notified for the purposes of Schedule 7 to the ANO. It will include the use of Aeronautical Information Publications and, in particular, the extraction and interpretation of the Recommended Aerodrome Operating Minima applicable to IMC Rating holders.
You are required to pass a written paper and this will be done in house. The cost of the theory exam is £35