Modular Instrument Rating
The IFR training program is an intense instructional course that leads to the “IR(A)” rating. This rating enables a pilot to fly an aircraft in weather conditions not suitable for visual navigation.
BAFA offers the opportunity te earn this rating on a single- or multi-engine aircraft.
This course is designed for holders of a PPL or CPL who wish to enlarge their knowledge and skills with the Instrument Rating qualification.
- Hold a PPL or a CPL license
- Possess a Medical Certificate, Class 1 or Class 2 (IR checked).
Structure of the training program
The theoretical module is given in a DISTANCE Learning environment. The courses are studied via self-tuition in addition to a limited number of hours of “presence learning” or classical instruction to be followed according to the schedule below:
Hours Classical / Self-tuition
- Air Law: 6 / 40
- Airframe & Systems/Electronics: 3 / 32
- Instruments: 3 / 24
- Flight Planning & Monitoring: 3 / 24
- Human Performance & Limitations: 6 / 56
- Meteorlogy: 6 / 64
- General Navigation: 6 / 16
- Radio Navigation: 6 / 64
- IFR Communication: 3 / 16
The dates of these presence-learning sessions can be found on our website and/or by inquiring at firstname.lastname@example.org
Candidates who have already successfully completed the IFR or ATPL theory examinations are exempt from following the theoretical module.
The practical training module consists of:
- 18 hours of classical, practical briefings, followed by
- 50 hours of flight instruction, 30 of these hours in a Simulator FNPTII and 20 hours in a Piper Warrior or Seminole (Glass Cockpit)
A 10 hour credit can be given to candidates who already hold a CPL license or are in possesion of a Certificate of Basic Instrument Flight.