⚠️ Competency based IR ✈️
By the revision in 2015 the Part FCL came with possibility to obtain full EASA Instrument rating using the competency based method. The procedure so-called Competency based training or competency based instrument rating is described in Appendix 6(Aa) to Part-FCL. The aim of the competency-based flight training course is to train PPL or CPL license holders for the instrument rating. The training
AMC4 to Appendix 6(Aa) specifies the required flight training to be provided by instructor. The instrument flight training instruction outside an ATO provided by an IRI(A) instructor or an FI(A) flight instructor with IR privileges may consist of instrument flight time under instruction or instrument ground time or a combination thereof.
That means the competency based instrument training can be provided by private person - a flight instructor without ATO being involved. The aeroplane used for the instrument flight training provided outside an ATO by an IRI(A) or FI(A) should be:
- fitted with primary flight controls that are instantly accessible by both the student and the instructor (for example dual flight controls or a centre control stick). Swing-over flight controls should not be used; and
- suitably equipped to simulate instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) and for the instrument flight training required.
The FSTD used for the instrument flight instruction provided outside an ATO by an IRI(A) or FI(A) should be suitably equipped to simulate instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) and for the instrument flight training required.
The instructor having provided the IR training should keep the training records containing all the details of the flight training given for a period of at least 5 years after the completion of the training.
CB Instrument Rating ✈️
We have extensive previous experience in providing the flight training towards instrument rating training for private individuals. Aircraft owners were our customers in the past during the time when competency based instrument training was not in force, yet. Even though we were always delivering top-end industry instrument training allowing the aircraft owners to fly safely during IFR. It does not matter whether you are an aeroclub member, an owner of straight Cessna 172 or an owner of shiny new Diamond DA42 with Garmin 1000. We will provide you with the training that fits to your needs while meeting the instrument rating learning objectives.
We are also cooperating with flight schools. Therefore we can assure your smooth continuation of your competency based instrument rating training in flight school required by Part FCL.
You can relax and trust in our knowledge and experience :-) ✅