FTA offers a range of revalidations and renewals.  We’re proud that our first-time pass rates for renewals and revalidations is nearly 100 per cent.

The Terminology!

A Revalidation is when your existing rating is valid at the time of taking the test.  

If your rating has expired at the time you take your test, you will need a Renewal.

Multi Engine Instrument Rating (ME-IR) Revalidation

If you have a valid Multi Engine Piston Rating, you can you can revalidate your ME-IR every other year in a FNPTII simulator (Flight Navigation Procedures Trainer).  For instance, the first revalidation can be done in the simulator (as your initial will have been in the aircraft).  The second revalidation must be done in the aircraft.  The third in the simulator.... and so on.

Any Renewal will need to be done in the aircraft.

We offer training for IR revalidations and renewals in our Alsim FNPTII Diamond DA42 Twin Star Simulator and Diamond DA42 Twin Star aircraft.  Refresher training will be decided by the us on a case by case basis. Tests last approximately 90 minutes.

Multi Engine Piston Rating Revalidation and Renewals

If you need to Renew or Revalidate your Multi Engine Piston Rating, we can help with that too.  Refresher training will be decided on a case by case basis.  Every Renewal and Revalidation test for your MEP rating will need to be done in the aircraft.

MEP and IR renewal and revalidation fee

FNPTII DA42 Twin Star simulator: £325 per hour dual
DA42 Diamond Twin Star: £650 per hour dual
IR and MEP renewal examiner fee: currently £275

What's included?

  • Instructor fees
  • VAT

Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (ME-IR) Simulator Revalidation Package

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

ME-IR Simulator Revalidation Package Fee: £850 (discounted to £800 for ex FTA students)

Please note: There is an additional fee of £50 for Dual Licencing. 

What's included?

  • 1.5 hours of simulator refresher training
  • 1.5 hours simulator hire for test
  • ME-IR test fee
  • VAT.

Please 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.

Late cancellations (within 24 hours of the scheduled test) will result in the simulation hire and test fee being charged.

If you would like more information on how we may be able to help with your Renewal or Revalidation, please submit this form and we shall contact you.  If you would like to speak to someone with regard to a Renewal or Revalidation, please speak to Admissions on 01273 455177.

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