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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. (Night rating NR is not required for BIR if you do not intend to fly 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.

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.

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.

Price from 91 800 SEK. Paid by installments during the course. (Approximately 2 700 SEK per block hour with a flight instructor in the Piper PA28 with EFIS)

Theory Training

The BIR(A) theory training consists of 105 hours (15 hours per week) distance learning/self studies with literature from Flygcert.com, followed by 14 hours classroom instruction conducted at the flight schools facilities at Trollhättan, Stockholm Bromma or Malmö Sturup Airport.

The price includes:

  • Flygcert.com CB IR/BIR course in English
  • Support during the self-study period including progress monitoring
  • Classroom lessons
  • School tests with review
  • Planning for CAA tests

Subjects:

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

Price 17 500 SEK. Paid before the theory course starts. (Additional training material below not included)

You buy your additional training material here

Aviationexam (Question bank)
Jeppesen General Student Pilot Route Manual GSPRM

Theory Course start week 12 and 34 but you can start your flight training and self studies anytime!

Note: This course is available at ESGT Trollhättan, ESSB Bromma and ESMS Malmö Sturup. All prices include VAT. Flight club membership, Examination and Certificate costs are not included.

Distance Theory Course – CB IR/BIR (See under Schedule for actual dates)
WeekWeekDay/TimeLessonGround lessonClassroom (h)Distance (h)
1234Sat 13-150Introduction2
13
14
15
16
35
36
37
38
Self studies – 062 RADIO NAVIGATION
Self studies – 022 INSTRUMENTATION
Self studies – 040 HUMAN PERFORMANCE
Self studies – 010 AIR LAW
15
15
15
15
1739Sat 8-17


Sun 8-17
1
2
3
4
5
062 RADIO NAVIGATION
022 INSTRUMENTATION
040 HUMAN PERFORMANCE
010 AIR LAW
Progress check, school tests and review
2
2
2
2
4
1840Mon 17-21CAA tests PEXO
18
19
20
40
41
42
Self studies – 050 METEOROLOGY
Self studies – 090 COMMUNICATION
Self studies – 033 FLIGHT PLANNING & MONITORING
15
15
15
2143Sat 8-17

Sun 8-13
6
7
8
9
050 METEOROLOGY
090 COMMUNICATION
033 FLIGHT PLANNING & MONITORING
Progress check, school tests and review
2
2
2
4
2244Mon 17-21CAA tests PEXO