For IR training you can choose one of our Cessna or Piper single-engine planes. For training approaches we fly mostly to Vodochody airport in Prague, as well as Karlovy Vary, Ostrava, and Brno; but 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 IR (A)/PBN 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 down to a decision height of 200 ft. The training course may not be terminated until the IR (A) applicant is able to pilot the aircraft according to procedures required in the test of proficiency corresponding to the rights of an IR (A) holder.


• Completion of the required classroom training, or having passed all ATPL exams.
• Medical Certificate Class 1 or Class 2. Class 2 certificate holders must also pass an audiometric examination
• Night Qualification
• Having passed the IFR Communications exam in Englis
• A minimum of 50 hours cross-country as Pilot-In-Command (PIC)

Course Outline

Our IR SEP training consists of 25 hours in the simulator plus 25 hours of actual flying, for a total of 50 hours (reduced to 40 hours if you already hold a CPL). For the first part we use an ATR simulator in the Czech Airlines (ČSA) training center. Practical flight training is done on Cessna 172, Cessna 172RG or Piper PA-28/PA-28R aircraft.
During the course you will first learn basic instrument flying principles (commercial license holders will have already covered this as part of their CPL training, so in this case the course duration is reduced by ten hours).
The core part of the course consists of learning and practising instrument flying procedures during departure, en-route flying, holding, precision and non-precision approaches, and emergency procedures on the different phases of the flight. The use of both radio navigation and satellite equipment (GNSS) is covered during the course. There is no solo flying requirement—the whole course consists of dual training with an IR instructor.


During the practical skills test, taken with a Czech CAA examiner, you will be expected to demonstrate your ability to fly safely and accurately under IFR and carry out instrument procedures. Typically, approaches to Prague Vodochody and Karlovy Vary airports will be flown as part of the test.

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