Restricted Instrument Rating IMC / IR(R)

The Restricted Instrument Rating (IRR) course is the next step after you have gained your PPL. It is an essential course that trains pilots to deal with adverse weather conditions during the flight or when coming in to land. The unpredictable nature of the UK weather has made the IRR course a very popular and important rating to have.


An applicant for an UK IMC rating must have:

(a) 25 hours total experience as pilot of aeroplanes following PPL(A) issue and which may include the training for the UK IMC rating

(b) 10 hours as PIC of aeroplanes to include 5 hours as PIC of aeroplanes on cross country flights

(c) a UK issued Flight Radiotelephony Operators Licence (FRTOL)

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