The Instrument Rating Restricted IR(R) is a UK National Rating and as such is only valid for flights in UK airspace, Channel Islands and Isle of Man airspace. The rating allows the holder to fly cross country and carry out airfield approaches in poor weather & reduced visibility using sole reference to navigation instruments.
Our course consists of a minimum of 15 hours dual instruction, with a written examination and skills test. The pilot must have completed 25 hours post-PPL flying before the rating can be issued.
The privileges of the IR(R) allow:
1. Flight in UK registered aeroplanes in UK airspace.
2. Flight in IMC outside controlled airspace, (in Class G) and IFR flight in Class D or E controlled airspace with appropriate clearance
3. Flight out of sight of surface with a minimum take off and landing visibility of 1500m.
4. Let-down and approach procedures to a derived Decision Altitude/Height or Minimum Descent Altitude/Height and to undertake missed approach procedures.