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Why limit yourself to being a fair weather flyer? Fly through most weather with a Command Instrument Rating!
The Command Instrument Rating (CIR) is the most demanding, challenging and rewarding qualification to obtain. This course will equip you with the skills to navigate enroute and depart/arrive in meteorological conditions requiring sole reference to flight instruments and navigation aids.
Airborne Aviation offers both single-engine (SECIR) and multi-engine command instrument rating (MECIR) courses utilising aircraft with the latest technology. On completion of your course a successful pass in the flight test will see you issued with a Command Instrument Rating without restrictions, additionally a perpetual Private Instrument Flight Rating (PIFR) with all flight procedure authorisations.
The Command Instrument Rating (CIR) course has three main components:
- Simulator Training
- Flight Training
- Theory Examination
Flight Training and Experience Requirements
Aeronautical experience requirements for the issue of a Command Instrument Rating are detailed in Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) Part 61 Manual of Standards (MoS). The requirements are summarised as follows for the Command Insstrument Rating:
- 40 hours instrument time total
- 10 hours cross-country dual instrument time
- 5 hours night flight total
- 1 hours of night flight as pilot in command
- 50 hours cross-country flight time as pilot in command
Approximately half of your instrument time will be completed in our modern synthetic trainer (simulator). The purpose of the synthetic trainer is to safely and economically teach you the procedures involved in both navigating and conducting departures/approaches utilising NDB, VOR, RNAV(GNSS), ILS and LLZ aids.
Instrument Rating Exam Structure
The Instrument Rating Exam (IREX) is a single exam.
This examination is booked through and delivered by Assessment Services Pty Ltd.
Airborne Aviation does not typically run scheduled IREX theory classes. We offer IREX theory classes in our full time Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Flight Operations) course. Many students elect to self-study in their own time, if choosing to do this your instructor can provide you with assistance as required.
Command Instrument Rating (MECIR) Estimate
Below is an estimate based on list pricing current at 22nd December 2016 .
Courses typically run on a one-to-one basis and are designed to fit in to both your schedule and budget constraints.
Why Airborne Aviation?
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