Competency Based Instrument Rating - Multi Engine

The aim of the CBIR rating is to fly an aeroplane under instrument flight rules with a minimum decision height of 200 feet (60 metres).

If you want to use the privileges of the IR(A) at night and you only hold a PPL(A) you will also need to hold a Night rating.

The theory runs as saturday-sunday intensive classroom sessions, every third weekend, plus home studies.


3 - 4 months

Course includes

  • 80 hrs in-class IR theory
  • 15 hrs in-class MEP theory
  • 45 hrs flight training whereof

10 hrs simulator training (FNPT 1)

20 hrs SEP

15 hrs MEP

If you have documented 5 hrs of Instrument instruction normally included in a PPL, and/or 10 hrs Instrument instruction from CPL you may credit this.

Entry Requirements

  • Valid PPL(A) or CPL(A) with SEP
  • Night Rating (To avoid the restriction; IFR during daylight only)
  • 50 hrs cross country flight time as PIC
  • Medical Class 2 or Class 1

The Small Print

Complete courses are calculated for minimum required flighthours, be aware that you might need more hours to meet required standard for skilltest. See Hourly Rates for prices for extra flight and tutoring hours. Also note that, should you not complete your course within specified course duration, additional costs may apply.

Please read our Terms of Purchase.

Not included in course tuition:


Hard copy books (optional)

Pilot material such as headsets, logbooks, rulers etc.



Landing fees abroad (optional)

Handling agents abroad (optional)

Hotel, food and taxi when overnighting during for example IR nav flights (optional)

Authority's certificate fees & Medical

Immigration fees


Competency Based

Instrument Rating