The Instrument Rating (IR) is an additional rating to the license (PPL or CPL) and entitles the holder to fly an aircraft under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). The privileges of an IR rating holder include flying aircraft under IFR with a minimum decision altitude of 200 feet (60 m).
a minimum of a New Zealand PPL or NZ CAA validated equivalent licence with PPL night requirements
at least 50 hours cross country Pilot in Command
a minimum of a Class 2 Medical Certificate including a Class 1 hearing assessment
IR Navigation Aids
This covers the NZ CAA syllabus for an Instrument Rating. Your Instrument Rating Flight Test will be conducted by an ASL approved flight testing officer. Extensive use is made of our TP100 flight simulator, which will save you both time and money.
The cost is based on 20 hours multi engine (incl. 5hr type rating) & 10-15 hours simulator or single-engine training, An Instrument Rating is a useful extension for a PPL holder who regularly flies and does not want to be inhibited by poor weather conditions. A Multi-Engine Rating is essential for any student wanting a career with an airline, with post rating experience being a critical part of your CV and necessary for any employment application with an airline.