Academy open days
Our doors are always open for a chat and a cuppa, but our open days are special. You'll get the chance to speak with students, instructors, and our first officer graduates who fly for the airlines, all while touring one of our academies and seeing the training aircraft up close. Keep an eye on our news section and social media for information on our upcoming open days.
Talk to our Career Advisors
Our Career and Training Advisory Team are always on hand to talk you through your training options and offer clear and concise advice on your flight training journey. You can get in touch with them directly by contacting any of our academies here.
Our students success
Our graduates fly for a huge variety of airlines and we feel privileged to have helped so many students achieve the role of First Officer and start their airline career. Our graduates fly for British Airways, Ryanair, easyJet, Turkish, Norwegian and Emirates to name just a few.
Your Instrument Rating
We're proud of our training, our graduates and our ethos. Following your dream doesn't need to cost the earth, that's why we've priced our Instrument Rating (IR) course competitively. We take the hassle out of your training, and get you to airline employment-ready as quickly and as safely as we can. After all, reputation is everything.
A full Instrument Rating (IR) course is 55 hours, but this is reduced to 45 hours if you already hold a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL). We recommend splitting the course into two phases.
Phase 1 - Simulator - 25 hours
Completed in one of our FNPT-II simulators, this phase introduces you to the core techniques of instrument flying including, for example, making precision approaches using the ILS.
Phase 2 - Aircraft - 20 hours
You'll put the skills and techniques you have learned in the simulator to use in one of our DA-42 aircraft. You will fly into major airports alongside other commercial traffic under full Air Traffic Control.
Have passed your EASA ATPL(A), or IR(A) theoretical knowledge examinations
Have completed your (MEP) course – but not necessarily taken the Skills Test
Hold a Night Rating
Have completed at least 50-hours of cross-country flight time as pilot-in-command (PIC)
Hold a valid EASA medical certificate
Hold a valid PPL or CPL