Getting (and maintaining) the Instrument Rating

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

There are few things more exhilarating, or provide the sense of freedom, than flying. However, for many pilots it is the weather, or the limitations of their licence, that keeps them grounded on the cloudy days, which are the more common days across Europe. PPL/IR Europe is the non-profit organisation that supports pilots to achieve (and maintain) either the full Instrument Rating, or its cousin the Instrument Rating Restricted (IR(R)). PPL/IR advocates the use of the rating to extend the flying opportunities and to improve flight safety. We work towards making European Instrument Ratings more accessible so they can be achieved by more pilots.

This page lists articles of particular interest to pilots who do not yet have an IR, or have a foreign IR and want to convert. It is a service both to non-members and to members who are working on the IR.

"The most effective way to do it, is to do it." ~ Amelia Earhart

Adding an Instrument Rating to your PPL

Instrument Rating Renewals and Revalidations

Some Member Stories

European IFR Qualifications Book