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The Instrument Rating

A modular self-study program for the EASA Instrument Rating, in one module, with a 3-day consolidation at the CAPT offices. You should allow about 2-3 months for the whole process, including taking the exams, based on 6 hours a day, Monday to Friday, but this could be longer or (slightly) shorter, depending on your aptitude, finances, weather, family commitments, etc. (a more realistic figure is 15 study hours per week).

We are now also approved for the EIR/CBIR, which allows a more flexible training route. It requires 80 hours of study with 8 hours in the classroom (which we do over 2 days). The cost is £495, which includes the time in the classroom and the colour printed notes. If you take your flying training with Rate One Aviation and do their whole course, your fees will be discounted by them.

For people who already have an ICAO IR and who are therefore exempt a formal theoretical knowledge course, the course contents are available as a book, available from Electrocution technical Publishers.

For the full IR, there are seven subjects to be covered, but if you already hold an EASA CPL(H), you are exempt Human Factors and Meteorology. If you hold an ATPL(H)(VFR), you only need to take 4 exams, Air Law, Flight Planning and Flight Monitoring, Radio Navigation and IFR Communications. See Part-FCL Appendix 1(4.2).

To start the course, you must hold at least an ICAO PPL(H), and have enough knowledge of maths and physics to understand the course content, although much of what you need is included. It is recommended that you obtain a Class 1 medical, because all the studying in the world is no use unless you pass it. It is also recommended that you obtain 100 flying hours, because the subject matter is better understood if you have some flying experience.

You will initially receive the course notes, plus progress tests that must be completed and submitted every week, and in which you must gain a pass mark of 75%. We are obliged to keep a close eye on your progress, and there is an 18-month window in which to complete your studies. For the support service, we are available on telephone, fax, skype and email, and if we can't give you an immediate answer, we aim to produce a solution within 24 hours.

The consolidation takes place at Littlehampton, England.

The full IR course costs £795, including VAT.

As of early 2012, the exams cost £69 per paper, and are sat at Gatwick in the second week of every month, alternating with the CPL(H).

Don't forget accommodation, and extra equipment as some items required for the course, such as the Douglas Protractor, Flight Computer, etc. are not included in the course prices.

This course is also accepted by the Irish Civil Aviation Authority.


Complete Course £795
4 - 5 subjects only £495
EIR/CBIR (Fixed Wing) £495

Progress Tests

These progress tests are for the use of CAPT students. If you are not a CAPT student but have stumbled across them, you may use them as an aid for your own studies, as a gesture of goodwill on our part, but they are NOT a replacement for the online databases (as listed below). You may not alter, deface, sell or otherwise distribute them.

Online EASA question banks:

Full IR Progress Tests (use as per exemptions):

EIR/CBIR Progress Tests:

Full IR Mock Exams

EIR Mock Exams