INSTRUMENT FLIGHT RATING
Instrument Flight Rating (IFR)
Instrument flying is a serious business. It is demanding. It takes active thinking. When a pilot gets the instrument rating they are authorised to evaluate weather, dispatch the flight, and is then challenged to fly the airplane in the same air traffic control system and weather systems that the two-crew turbine airplanes are using. The day after the rating is earned, a pilot is able to fly IFR on a dark and stormy night with passengers.
Minimum Requirements to Undertake an IFR Course
- Private Pilot Licence
- 50 hours command, cross-country
- be able to pass a CASA Class 1 flight medical by a Designated Aviation Medical Examiner
- obtain a CASA Aviation Security Check
Time Commitment for Course Completion
This course is competency based. Most students need to allow a minimum of 8 weeks of full-time study to complete the course.