Oysterair can deliver both EASA and FAA IR training courses.

FAA IR Pre-Entry Requirements 

  • Hold at least an FAA PPL (a licence issued in accordance with FAR 61.75 is acceptable)

  • Be able to read, write, and speak English

  • Have 50 hours of cross country time

  • Pass prior to flight test the IR written exam - this has to be completed in the USA.

EASA IR Pre-Entry Requirements

  • Hold at least an EASA PPL(A)

  • Hold at least an EASA class two medical with audiogram

  • Have passed either the EASA IR, CB-IR, or ATPL examinations

  • Have completed at least 50 hours of cross country flight time as Pilot in Command (PIC) in aeroplanes, TMGs, helicopters or airships of which at least 10 hours shall be in aeroplanes

Training Course

Our single engine IR course includes 40 hours of instrument time under instruction, 45 hours if multi engine privileges are sought. The following items will be completed:

  • Preflight preparation

  • Preflight procedures

  • ATC clearances and procedures

  • Flight by reference to instruments

  • Navigation systems

  • Instrument procedures

  • Emergency operations

  • Asymmetric flight procedures (multi engine course only)

  • Post flight procedures

  • Flight test with an examiner

For holders of a single engine IR wishing to add multi engine privileges to their IR Oysterair is approved to conduct a 5 hour module which focuses on asymmetric instrument procedures. A flight test is then completed on a multi engine aeroplane.

ICAO IR to EASA IR Conversion

Oysterair specialises in this course! Providing a pilot holds the following experience you can convert your ICAO IR with just a flight test - although we would recommend you receive some flight training first!

  • Be in possession of a Class One (or Two) medical certificate before training commences. Holders of a Class Two medical must also hold an audiogram

  • Hold a Part-FCL PPL(A) or CPL(A)

  • Hold a valid ICAO IR(A) - this means that you must be able to currently exercise the privileges of the rating at the time of skill test

  • Have a minimum experience of at least 50 hours of flight time under IFR as PIC on aeroplanes.

IR Revalidation & Renewal

Oysterair can revalidate, or renew (which means that the rating has expired), a single pilot multi engine, or single engine, instrument rating.

A typical profile takes around 1.5 hrs and includes the following exercises:

  • IFR Departure

  • General Handling (unusual attitude recoveries, flight on partial panel, etc.)

  • IFR arrival 

  • Procedural hold

  • 3D approach 

  • 2D approach 

The proficiency check can be conducted at any aerodrome equipped with instrument procedures. One of the instrument approaches will be GNSS based to maintain PBN privileges.

Please contact us for more information.


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