Obtaining your Instrument Qualification

PPL/IR Europe - Getting the rating to fly Instrument Flight Rules

Instrument qualifications broadly fall into two categories:

  1. Qualifications with full instrument flying privileges that are recognised across all signatory member States of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), i.e. in effect globally, and;
  2. Qualifications that have some restrictions on instrument flying privileges attached and that are only valid within the geographic boundaries of an ICAO State.

The former are often called 'ICAO compliant' and the latter 'sub-ICAO' qualifications.

Adding an Instrument Qualification to your Flight Crew Licence

Instrument Rating Renewals and Revalidations

Some Member Stories

European and UK IFR Qualifications Training Manual