To fly aircraft under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) in controlled airspace, students at FTA complete our comprehensive EASA Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (ME-IR) course. Taught in modern DA40 and DA42 aircraft, using complex systems including FMS, EFIS, GNSS and ADC, this course is the optimal preparation for the Multi-Engine Commercial Pilot Licence (ME-CPL).
Six to eight weeks, depending on weather conditions and candidate skill level. This course can be taken full- or part-time and can be studied as a package along with the MEP and ME CPL.
- Precision and non-precision instrument approaches
- Missed approach procedures
- Standard instrument departures
- Joining and flying an airways system
- Standard instrument arrivals and emergency procedures under IFR conditions.
- EASA PPL or CPL with Night Rating
- MEP Rating or MEP course completion
- Current EASA class one medical certificate
- Course pass for theoretical instruction as set out in the EASA-FCL.
To pass their Instrument Rating, students must have:
- 70 hours as pilot-in-command
- 50 hours PIC cross-country flight time
- A flight radiotelephony operator’s licence.
- £22,500 inc VAT
An initial payment of £2,500 is required for a course place to be booked.
This is followed by £7,500 on the first day of training and £12,500 four weeks into the course.
- 38* hours minimum of dual instruction in the ALSIM FNPTII flight simulator (based on EASA FCL amendment 7)
- 4* hours minimum of dual instruction in the DA40
- 2.75hrs Dual instruction in the PA 28
- 17.25 hours minimum of dual instruction in the DA42
- Fuel and airport fees (as per course syllabus)
- Test fees
- * The above applies to PPL holders only. Students who already have a CPL complete 30 hours in the flight simulator and do not require instruction in the DA40.
- Additional hours and additional landings will be charged at our published rates.