For BIR training you can choose one of our Cessna or Piper single-engine planes. For training of approaches we fly mostly to Vodochody airport in Prague, as well as Karlovy Vary, Ostrava, and Brno and also to airports in Germany and Poland such as Dresden, Leipzig, Hof or Wroclaw. All our IR instructors have airline experience and are therefore highly proficient in instrument flying.

Course Objective

The objective of the BIR course is to train pilots up to the level of proficiency necessary to control the aircraft on flights under IFR and in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC). On completion of this training you will be able to fly single engine aircraft under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) in visual or instrument meteorological conditions with minimum ceiling of 600 ft and visibility 1.5 km. The training course may not be terminated until the BIR applicant is able to pilot the aircraft according to procedures required in the test of proficiency corresponding to the rights of an BIR holder.


• Medical Certificate Class 1 or Class 2. Class 2 certificate holders must also pass an audiometric examination
• Night Qualification shall the applicant wish to use BIR privileges at night
• • ICAO English level 4 or more

Course Outline

Our BIR training consists of approximately 25 hours of actual flying and 80 of theory. Practical flight training is performed on Cessna 172, Cessna 172RG or Piper PA-28/PA-28R aircraft. Theoretical training takes place in Prague or directly at the Roudnice or Pilsen airport. Training consists of basic instrument flying module, procedural module (departures, arrivals and approaches incl. PBN) and en-route flying. The use of both radio navigation aids and satellite equipment (GNSS) is covered during the course All training is performed as dual with instructor on board. After completion of the course applicant could continue with CB-IR training to earn full IR thus lowering his minimas down to 200 ft.


During the practical skills test, taken with designated (or CAA) examiner, you will be expected to demonstrate your ability to fly safely and accurately in IMC while maintaining BIR minimas. After subsequent CB-IR training you will demonstrate ability to fly down to decision height of 200 ft.

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