IR [CBIR/EIR]

In recent years the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) authorities introduced a new, simplified process to permit a suitably qualified and sufficiently experienced pilot holding an ICAO Annex 1 Instrument Rating (IR) to convert that rating into an EASA IR. This process is known as the EASA Competency Based Instrument Rating (CBIR) and the IR can be added to an EASA PPL or CPL, offering the full privileges of an Instrument Rating gained through the normal route.

Additionally, EASA introduced the En-Route Instrument Rating (EIR). This does not offer the same privileges as the IR but does allow EASA licenced pilots who hold the rating to take-off and land in good weather conditions and to fly in poorer weather and out of sight of the surface during the en-route phase of the flight.

become a competent and safe pilot in the challenging environment of instrument flight.

The content of IR theoretical knowledge varies from one ICAO member state to another, with some being more focussed on practical skills and others requiring a greater degree of theoretical knowledge.

The full set of seven Padpilot EASA CBIR books are designed to fulfil the requirements of the theoretical knowledge syllabus for both the EASA CBIR and EIR and to ensure you receive the smartest education to help you become a competent and safe pilot in the challenging environment of instrument flight.

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The full set of seven Padpilot EASA CBIR books are designed to fulfil the requirements of the theoretical knowledge syllabus for both the EASA CBIR and EIR and to ensure you receive the smartest education to help you become a competent and safe pilot in the challenging environment of instrument flight.

The Padpilot PPL subject books are:

  • Air Law
  • Flight Planning
  • Human Performance
  • IFR Communications
  • Instrumentation
  • Meteorology
  • Radio Navigation