NEW COURSE: Basic instrument rating BIR(A)


The EASA standards offer pilots new type of instrument rating course for single-engine (SE) airplanes the Basic instrument rating (BIR(A)). The BIR qualification is suitable for private pilots, holders of a PPL (A) license, who require maximum flexibility in their flights and want to fly safely and legally even in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC).

The BIR is simplified instrument rating replacing the En-road Instrument Rating (EIR) and aimed at private pilots who intend to fly under instrument condition.

The BIR qualification has a simplified theory and shortened flight training compared to the classic instrument qualification for professional pilots Instrument Rating IR(A). However, the only difference compared to the IR qualification is the higher limits of meteorological conditions under which the pilot is entitled to fly with this qualification.  More in instrument rating types comparison table IR/CBIR/BIR.

The first BIR (A) training course in the Czech Republic

BLUE SKY AVIATION is the first flight school in the Czech Republic with the right to provide pilot training to obtain the Basic Instrument Rating license, both a flight training course and a separate theory course:

  • Basic Instrument Rating — theory course  The first BIR theory course will start on April 18, 2022. The BIR theory course, like our other theory courses, has the form of distance learning through our e-Learning and online consultations with our instructors. The length of the course is 8 weeks. The graduates of the course then have to pass the BIR exam at the Civil Aviation Authority.
  • Basic Instrument Rating — flight training BIR flight training can be started at any time during the year, only the entry requirements for starting the course are required.

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