Instrument Rating

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An Instrument Rating complements a Commercial Pilot Licence in your aspirations of working in the industry as a pilot. Both Single Engine (SE) and Multi Engine (ME) Instrument Ratings are available.

We put particular emphasis on night flying as the Instrument Rating allows a pilot to fly IFR at night. We believe students need more experience than the minimum hours required by the regulations, to feel comfortable should they need to conduct IFR operations at night.

We have a variety of Multi Engine aircraft available to conduct training in; from the basic Piper Seminole, to the intermediate Piper Seneca. Why not challenge yourself with the more complex Piper Chieftain?

Instrument Rating (IR)
Theory, Flying, Flight Test

Step 1 - Theory

It is recommended to complete a theory course and pass the IREX exam prior to commencing the flying sequences involved with an instrument rating.

Step 2 - Flying:

Learn how to depart safely in instrument conditions, navigate efficiently en route, and conduct instrument approaches during day and night operations.   

Step 3 - Flight Test:

After completing the required flying, you will be ready for the flight test. The test is conducted by a Flight Examiner and will include both a oral questionnaire and a flight component.  

After passing the flight test, continue using your skills with our ICUS program. Contact us for more information

CASA Requirements

Flight time & Experience:

CASA require that you have, as a minimum:

  • 40 hours instrument time

  • 5 hours night, of which,

    • 1 hour dual night 

    • 1 hour solo night 


Bathurst Airport (YBTH)

Hangar 2, PJ Moodie Drive

Raglan NSW 2795

Mobile: 0490 065 729
Ph: 02 6337 3737



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