IR – Instrument Rating

Pre-entry requirements

  • Min. PPL(A)/SEP

  • Night rating

  • 50 hours PIC cross-country

  • Passed all 14 ATPL theory exams

  • Valid Medical Certificate EASA Class 2

  • Valid Radio Operator Certificate

Required Documents

  • Copy of a Photo ID or Passport

  • Copy of Flying Licence

  • Copy of Radio Operator Certificate

  • Copy of first and last page of your Logbook

  • Copy Medical Certificate EASA Class 2

Flying Time

Instrument rating course comprises a total of 50 flying hours.

First 10 hours are Basic Instrument flying, of which first 5 hours are in a FNPT II simulator
and the remaining 5 are flown in a DA-40. The remaining 40 hours are Instrument.
Procedures training, of which 30 hours in a FNPT II simulator and 10 hours on the DA-40.
This results in a total of 35 hours in a simulator and 15 hours on DA-40, all dual.

If you haven’t flown the DA-40 before, an extra 3.5 hours of dual flight is required.


About 1 or 2 months are usually required


Familiarization DA-40 3.5h: 787 Euro 15h on DA-40: 3375 Euro 35h on FNPT II DA-40: 2800 Euro