Instrument Ratings

After achieving the Private or Commercial Licence, pilots often seek to improve their skills or better their employment prospects by adding an Instrument Rating.  The instrument rated pilot can conduct flying operations in a single or multi engine aircraft under the Instrument Flight Rules (IFR), in conditions that would make visual flying (VFR) impractical.

Pilots will learn the theory and regulations of the IFR, flight planning, en-route procedures and instrument approach procedures such as the RNAV GPS approach.

Instrument flying is a challenging, but hugely rewarding pursuit and once mastered, often becomes a pilot’s first preference over VFR flying operations.

Redcliffe Aero Club offers both the Instrument Rating (IR) and Private Instrument Rating (PIR).

Why RAC?

At Redcliffe Aero Club we have built a reputation for providing high standards in IR training. Pilots across Australia seek us out for initial IR training or Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC) preparation because we offer:

  • Highly competitive rates
  • Excellent depth of experience and quality Instructors
  • Flexible and fast training (IR-MEA completed in 3-4 weeks)
  • All instrument approaches close to Redcliffe Aerodrome
  • Local accommodation options
  • No landing fees at YRED
  • Quality, modern, industry relevant aircraft

Instrument Rating (IR)

Private Instrument Rating (PIR)