FTA offers a range of revalidations and renewals to suit both Private Pilot Licence (PPL) and aspiring Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) students. We’re proud that our first-time pass rates for renewals and revalidations is nearly 100 per cent.

If you would like to renew or revalidate your licence, contact our team today.

Instrument Rating (IR) renewals

Recent changes in legislation mean that you can revalidate your IR every other year in a FNPTII simulator (Flight Navigation Procedures Trainer).

FTA offers training for IR revalidations in our Alsim FNPTII Diamond DA42 Twin Star Simulator. You can carry out your IR test in the simulator (every other year), or in our DA42 Twin Star aircraft. Tests last approximately 90 minutes.

IR renewal fee

FNPTII DA42 Twin Star simulator: £215 per hour dual
DA42 Diamond Twin Star: £484 per hour dual
IR renewal examiner fee: currently £250

Fee includes

  • Instructor fees
  • VAT

Multi Engine Instrument Rating (ME-IR) Revalidation

You can revalidate your ME-IR in the Alsim FNPTII Diamond DA42 Twin Star simulator as long as the last revalidation/renewal or initial skill test was performed in the aircraft.

The test profile is very similar to the one used during the initial IR skill test, although you are not required to complete certain aspects. The revalidation test is also more relaxed than the initial IR test.

FTA’s ME-IR revalidation approach allows you to benefit from a package that includes refresher training and the test.

ME-IR revalidation fee: £650

Fee includes

  • 1.5 hours of simulator refresher training
  • 1.5 hours simulator hire for test
  • Test fee
  • VAT

Note: FTA’s ME-IR revalidation package does not guarantee all refresher training can be completed in 1.5 hours and any extra training required is charged at standard rates.

Your test fee and simulator hire are fully chargeable if cancelled within 24 hours. FTA’s Terms and Conditions apply.