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Basic Instrument Rating (BIR)

Privileges and conditions

Basic Instrument Rating (BIR) will give pilots holding a PPL(A) the privileges to fly under IFR, including PBN operations, with a minimum decision height of no less than 400 feet (120 m).

An applicant for a modular BIR course shall:

  • hold at least a valid PPL(A), and 
  • have the privileges to fly aeroplanes at night if the IR privileges will be used at night. 

If an instrument rating is added to a PPL, the licence holder shall undertake pure tone audiometry examinations in accordance with the periodicity and the standard required for class 1 medical certificate holders.
Before skill test, the student must have completed a language proficiency test with at least level 4 in English.

The flight training can be partially completed with a freelance instrument rating instructor. Module 1 and 2 may be commenced outside an ATO but shall be completed at an ATO. Module 3 may be completed outside an ATO.

Flight Training

Approximately 30 hours instrument flight time under instruction. Approximately 34 hours block time.
BIR is entirely competency based and no minimum hours are defined. Flight times are an assessment made by the flight school, but less or additional training may be required to achieve the required skills.

Price from 78 200 SEK

Theory Training

The CB IR/BIR(A) theory training consists of 105 hours (15 hours per week) distance learning/self studies with literature from The CB-IR Series, followed by 14 hours classroom instruction conducted at the flight schools facilities at Trollhättan Airport.


  • ALW – Air law
  • INS – Instrumentation
  • FPM – Flight planning and monitoring
  • HP – Human Performance
  • MET – Meteorology
  • NAV – Radio navigation
  • COM – Communications

Price 14 000 SEK (Exclusive training material)

You buy your training material here

The CB-IR series Erlend Våge
Jeppesen General Student Pilot Route Manual GSPRM
Aviationexam (Questions in English for EASA Exam)

Theory Course start week 12 and 35. You can start your flight training and self studies anytime!

Note: Examination and Certificate costs not included.

Videos/photos from training

IFR EN-ROUTE ESGT-ESOK Pilot: Anders Heland
FM HOLDING FL080 Pilot: Per Djäknegren