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Competency Based Instrument Rating (CB IR)

Privileges and conditions

Competency Based Instrument Rating (CB IR) will give pilots holding a PPL(A) or CPL(A) the privileges to fly under IFR, including PBN operations, with a minimum decision height of no less than 200 feet (60 m). Competency Based Instrument Rating (CB IR) will give you the same privileges as Instrument Rating (IR) but with less theory and flight training.

An applicant for a modular CB IR course shall:

  • hold at least a valid PPL(A), and 
  • have completed at least 50 hours cross-country as PIC of which at least 10 hours shall be in the relevant aircraft category.
  • have the privileges to fly aeroplanes at night if the IR privileges will be used at night. (Night rating NR is not required for CB IR 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

At least 40 hours instrument flight time under instruction. Approximately 45 hours block time. When applicable, credit for previous experience may be given.

The flight training can be partially completed with a freelance instrument rating instructor. A minimum of 10 hours of instrument flight time under instruction must be completed at an ATO.

Price from 121 500 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 CB IR(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 10 and 36 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)
1036Sat 13-150Introduction2
11
12
13
14
37
38
39
40
Self studies – 062 RADIO NAVIGATION
Self studies – 022 INSTRUMENTATION
Self studies – 040 HUMAN PERFORMANCE
Self studies – 010 AIR LAW
15
15
15
15
1541Sat 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
1642Mon 17-21CAA tests PEXO
16
17
18
42
43
44
Self studies – 050 METEOROLOGY
Self studies – 090 COMMUNICATION
Self studies – 033 FLIGHT PLANNING & MONITORING
15
15
15
1945Sat 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
2046Mon 17-21CAA tests PEXO