The instrument rating (generally referred to as IFR, for Instrument Flight Rules) allows pilots to fly regardless of the weather, even in zero visibility, unlike traditional visual flight.
The training presents the cockpit instruments, navigation with reference to electronic signals, the preparation of flight plans, communication with the control tower and the monitoring of fixed procedures. The pilot must also have a thorough understanding of weather conditions and aviation regulations. This type of flight is required in certain airspaces.
- Minimum age 18
- Category 1 aeronautical medical certificate
- Hold a private or professional licenseMinimum age 18
Category 1 aeronautical medical certificate
Hold a private or professional license
- Have logged a minimum of 50 travel flight hours as Captain and 40 instrument flight hours
- Average duration: 2 to 6 weeks
- Theoretical courses: depending on the candidate’s experience
- Flight training: 40 hours (minimum)