The IFR Rating (Instrument Flight Rules) expands your opportunities and ability to fly in more varied meteorological conditions.
We teach you how to take on the challenging role of flying the aircraft solely with reference to instruments in various weather conditions.
This rating which is available on a Private or higher category of Licence, authorises the holder to fly in instrument conditions. For example in reduced reduced visibility and/or in cloud.
As this is a Multi Engine Command Instrument Rating, you will need to have your Multi Engine Endorsement completed before starting this training.
Your training commences in the popular Elite iGate S623 flight simulator. This trainer is set up as the aircraft you will be flying, the Piper Seminole.
The system is fully computerised with all types of navaids, including DME and GPS and can simulate all sorts of procedures including Air Traffic Control, weather, and the most important emergency procedures that cannot be practiced in real flight. The trainer is also used for recency requirements.
We recommend at least 22 Hours in the simulator and the remaining hours in the aircraft. This helps reduce the number of aircraft flying hours required and therefore the cost of the IFR Rating.
Minimum Requirements before sitting IR Flight Test
- Pass in the Instrument Rating Theory Exam (IREX)
- Private Pilot Licence
- Current medical
- 50 hours cross-country flight time as pilot in command
- 40 hours instrument time (including a minimum of 20 hours in an aircraft)
The Flight Test
At the completion of your training for the IFR Rating you will be tested. Our Testing officer will need to spend a good part of the day with you to test your general knowledge of the flight rules associated with IFR Flight. If you pass the theory you will then demonstrate your skills in the aircraft, which will consist of approximately 2-3 hours flying.
Estimated Cost *
PA44 Piper Seminole
|22 Hours Dual Simulator Training (Elite iGate S623)||$ 5170|
|23 Hours Dual Multi Engine Training||$ 14,375|
|Flight Test (PA44 Solo Hire Rate 3 hours)||$1590|
|CASA Flight Test Fee||$ 1250|
NOTE: Flight test fee is included in above cost
Above is a cost estimate based upon the minimum training hours required by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority for the issue of a Command Instrument Rating. The above cost does not include any text books or theory costs. Is should be emphasised that this is a guide only and is not to be taken as a formal quote since the actual training times required will depend upon many factors, especially personal ability.
Prices are subject to change and are plus GST if applicable. All Landing and Towers fees excluding Ayers Rock, Essendon, Avalon and Capital City Primary Airports are included in the estimate.
Note. This course information is for local Australian residents not requiring a student visa, training only. If you are an international prospective student and would like information on the courses that Moorabbin Aviation Services P/L Trading as Australian National Airline College CRICOS 02530B has available please refer to the International Student Training Link on the home page of our web site