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IR(A) and IR(H)

A pilot can fly under IFR conditions (Instrument Flight Rules) if they are a holder of a licence including IR, applicable to the aircraft category, and pilots the aeroplane to a minimum height of 200 feet (60 metres). The licence can be extended to a lower altitude if the pilot is in possession of a multiple engine IR (ME Multi Engine) in a multi-pilot certified aircraft (MP Multi Pilot Aircraft).


To be eligible for an IR you must meet the following conditions:

  • be at least 17 years old (as holder of a PPL);
  • 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 theory exams 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 IR. If an IR 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 3 November 2011, Part-FCL, Subpart G, IR. 


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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What else do I need to know?

We at Kiwa Register issue well over 100,000 licences to professionals (e.g., airline engineers, airline pilots, ship captains) and to companies (e.g., airlines, truck companies and shipping companies). We have a long history of issuing licences for the public sector. This results in broad knowledge and experience when it comes to (EU) law and regulations, verification of qualifications, production and customer support.
​Foreign holders of licences can also submit their application to us. We process and review Part-FCL licence applications in accordance with EASA standards. Our experienced staff will process your request within fifteen working days.