License Revalidation (IR Instrument Rating Refresh)
The information on this page is for Instrument Ratings for MEP aircraft.
In order to apply for a first officer position for an airline, you are required to hold a commercial pilot’s license with a current multi-engine instrument rating (IR). If you don’t find a job within a year of completing your initial instrument rating, you will need to revalidate it in order to maintain your license currency and be eligible to apply for a flight deck job.
We would recommend maintaining a current IR at all times. The offer of a job can come round quickly and unexpectedly and as you are required to have a current IR in order to start a type rating, a job offer is unlikely to be made without it.
We can offer training for IR revalidations in our FSTD FNPT II MCC B200 GT A11 featuring generic MEP models with DACM Certification: FSTD N°DACM-FSTD.07/2018
The Flight training will be tailored according to:
- Pilot’s experience;
- Differences and complexity of aircraft used
- Time elapsed since expiry or rating.
SECTION 1 PRE-FLIGHT OPERATIONS AND DEPARTURE
Use of checklist, airman ship, anti-icing/de-icing procedures, etc., apply in all sections
SECTION 2 GENERAL HANDLING
SECTION 3 EN-ROUTE IFR PROCEDURES
SECTION 4 PRECISION APPROACH PROCEDURES
SECTION 5 NON-PRECISION APPROACH PROCEDURES
SECTION 6 FLIGHT WITH ONE ENGINE INOPERATIVE
Final Check At the end of the course, after being cleared by the school, the pilot have to take a proficiency Check.
The pilot will have to show that he or she possesses the theoretical knowledge and flying skills necessary for the revalidation of the rating