Rating for ‘en route’ instrument flying (EIR)
A holder of (at minimum) a PPL(A) with an EIR (En route Instrument Rating), is allowed to perform IFR flights (Instrument Flight Rules) during the day in the ‘en route’ phase of the flight, on winged aircraft for which they have the class or type rating. A holder of an EIR is allowed to perform the competences if the meteorological information shows that both during take-off and landing the aircraft can be flown under VFR (Visual Flight Rules).
To be eligible for an EIR, you must meet the following conditions:
- be at least 17 years old (as holder of a PPL(A));
- have received and finished theory training and flight instruction in accordance with Appendix 3 or Appendix 6 of Part-FCL at an ATO (Approved Training Organisation), which has been certified by the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate;
- have successfully taken an IR theory exam in seven different fields of knowledge;
- have taken a skill test to prove the ability to perform relevant procedures and manoeuvres with a degree of competence fitting the licences issued;
- be in possession of a valid medical certificate fitting the licence including the EIR. If an EIR is requested for a PPL licence, you are required to take audiometric testing, and you must be in possession of a medical certificate class 2.
These conditions are based on EU regulation 1178/2011, dated November 3, 2011, Part-FCL, Subpart I, Extra ratings, FCL.825.
Use the application form to the right of this page to submit your application. After receiving your completed application, including the payment and all required attachments, we strive to process your application within seven days. Incomplete applications are not subject to processing within seven days. If your application is not complete, we will inform you regarding the missing documents and/or payment.
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