Ground training

The applicant has to go through ground training covering:

  • Air law
  • Instrumentation
  • Flight planning & monitoring
  • Human performance & limitations
  • Meteorology
  • Radio navigation
  • Communications

Flight training

Basic instrument flight module:

  • Basic instrument flight without external visual cues (horizontal flights, climbing, descending, turns in level flight, climbing, descending)
  • Instrument pattern
  • Steep turn
  • Radio navigation
  • Recovery from unusual attitudes
  • Partial panel
  • Recognition and recovery from incipient and full stalls

Procedural instrument flight module:

  • Pre-flight procedures for IFR flights, including the use of the flight manual and appropriate air traffic services documents in the preparation of an IFR flight plan
  • Procedure and maneuvers for IFR operation under normal, abnormal and emergency conditions
  • transition from visual to instrument flight on take off
  • standard instrument departures and arrivals
  • en route IFR procedures
  • holding procedures
  • instrument approaches to specified minima
  • missed approach procedures
  • landings from instrument approaches, including circling
  • In flight maneuvers and particular flight characteristics

Instrument Rating refers to the qualifications that is required in order to fly according to Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). Instrument rating is a must if you want to become a professional pilot and fly for long distances as a private pilot.

Course duration

The module course covers at least 200 hours of self-study and class sessions.

Course entry requirements

  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • First or Second class medical certificate
  • At least PPL (A)(Private Pilot License)
  • English language skills


The privileges of a holder of an IR are to fly aircraft under IFR with a minimum decision height of 200 feet (60 m).

Fee IR(A) 141

The price includes all components needed for being able to comply with the IR(A) issuance requirements.

Description Amount Unit price EUR Total EUR
Aircraft Cessna 172N ( 4 seats ) instructor included 35 h 175 6.125
Ground training 1 1 500 1 .500
Total EUR 7.625

all taxes are applied for pilot training in Romania.

The  IR(A) program fee covers the following items and services:

  • Flight Instructor time for ground & practical training
  • Airplane usage, including fuel. We don’t apply any fuel surchage!

*All training fees are bound to the actual exchange rates of the local currency of the Flying Academy base where the training or a part of the training is provided.