Instrument Rating module pathway

Is your dream to fly a big airplane and you are currently holding a PPL(A) or a CPL(A) licence? Then the Instrument Rating (IR(A)) module is what you need to pursue further. This module allows you to fly under the Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) under Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC).

You can choose from a single-engine piston or multi-engine piston Instrument Rating (SEP/IR or MEP/IR). The practical training consists of 56 hours of flights with FNPT II and an aircraft of your choice.

Minimum entry requirements

Age

Over 18 years old

Physical status

Valid EASA 1st Class Medical Certificate

Practical preparation

Valid EASA PPL(A) or CPL(A) licence; 50 hours of cross-country flight as a pilot-in-command (PIC)

Theoretical preparation

ICAO level 4, passed ATP theory exams at CAA*

*If you have not finished your ATP theory, additional 200 hours of the theory course and CAA exams have to be passed prior to the start of the practical part.

Course content

Instrument Rating (IR(A)) practical training consists of 56 hours of flights to be completed within approximately 4 months. 

THEORETICAL TRAINING

Only if you do not have 14 ATP theory exams passed at CAA. The theoretical part consists of 7 subjects (200 hours) to be completed within 4 months.

  • Air law & ATC procedures
  • Instrumentation
  • Flight planning
  • Human performance
  • Meteorology
  • Radio navigation
  • Communications
FLIGHT TRAINING

The practical part consists of 56 hours including Flight Navigation Procedure Trainer (FNPT II) and a single-engine Cessna 172 or a multi-engine Tecnam P2006T.

  • 21 hours – single-engine (for SEP/IR) or multi-engine(for MEP/IR) aircraft
  • 35 hours – FNPT II

*Flight training sessions lasts from March till October.

 BAA Training fleet consists of Cesna 172S, nine Tecnam P2002JF and two Tecnam P2006T. Find out more about our fleet

CAA EXAMINATION

There are no theoretical exams if you have already passed ATP theory exams before joining the course.

WHERE WILL YOU TRAIN AND LIVE

The theoretical part of your training is conducted at the headquarters of the academy in Vilnius, Lithuania. Take a 360 tour.

Living in Vilnius can pose a unique experience for every student interested in discovering new culture and travelling around. You can find plenty of hangout spots there, such as wonderful historical places, cosy cafes, local markets, a variety of restaurants and nightclubs. Being in the heart of Europe it is pretty easy to travel around as you can easily reach even furthermost cities in a few hours, also, Vilnius has as easy access to nature within walking distance.

Therefore, „QS Best Student Cities 2018″ placed Vilnius among TOP 100 best cities in the world for international students. According to the ranking indicators, the capital of Lithuania has a fairly low cost of living compared to other European capitals.

The city of Vilnius perfectly combines high-quality studies with the unforgettable entertainment and comfortable living for a reasonable cost.

For the accommodation, we offer LOOP hotel. The newly built contemporary design hotel located next to the BAA Training premises is a guarantee of a comfortable stay 1 kilometer away from the International Vilnius Airport and 3 kilometers away from the city centre.

The hotel offers modern single and double rooms for BAA Training students who will have an accesses to fully furnished kitchen and the private lounge zone. The hotel offers all the amenities including the restaurant, self-service laundry & ironing room, a gym room and many more.

The practical training will be held at one of our aerodromes. You could find more information about the aerodromes here.

It is your choice to either stay in Vilnius and commute to the aerodrome every day or temporarily to move to the other city. BAA Training could also offer several partner hotels in convenient locations and at good prices there.

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