Command Instrument Rating

Command Instrument Rating

For the next full time AVI50415 Diploma of Aviation Instrument Rating course commencement dates click here.

Why limit yourself to being a fair weather flyer? Fly through most weather with a Command Instrument Rating!

The Command Instrument Rating (CIR) is the most demanding, challenging and rewarding qualification to obtain. This course will equip you with the skills to navigate enroute and depart/arrive in meteorological conditions requiring sole reference to flight instruments and navigation aids.

Atlas Aviation offers both single-engine (SECIR) and multi-engine command instrument rating (MECIR) courses utilising aircraft with the latest technology. On completion of your course a successful pass in the flight test will see you issued with a Command Instrument Rating without restrictions, additionally a perpetual Private Instrument Flight Rating (PIFR) with all flight procedure authorisations.

The Command Instrument Rating (CIR) course has three main components:
  • Simulator Training
  • Flight Training
  • Theory Examination
Flight Training and Experience Requirements

Aeronautical experience requirements for the issue of a Command Instrument Rating are detailed in Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) Part 61 Manual of Standards (MoS). The requirements are summarised as follows for the

Command Insstrument Rating:
  • 40 hours instrument time total
  • 10 hours cross-country dual instrument time
  • 5 hours night flight total
  • 1 hours of night flight as pilot in command
  • 50 hours cross-country flight time as pilot in command

Approximately half of your instrument time will be completed in our modern synthetic trainer (simulator). The purpose of the synthetic trainer is to safely and economically teach you the procedures involved in both navigating and conducting departures/approaches utilising NDB, VOR, RNAV(GNSS), ILS and LLZ aids.

Instrument Rating Exam Structure

The Instrument Rating Exam (IREX) is a single exam.

This examination is booked through and delivered by Assessment Services Pty Ltd.

Atlas Aviation does not typically run scheduled IREX theory classes. We offer IREX theory classes in our full time Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Flight Operations) course. Many students elect to self-study in their own time, if choosing to do this your instructor can provide you with assistance as required.

Command Instrument Rating (MECIR) Estimate

Below is an estimate based on list pricing current at 1st May 2018 .

Courses typically run on a one-to-one basis and are designed to fit in to both your schedule and budget constraints.

Multi-Engine Command Instrument Rating
Simulator Training ————>> Price: $3,087
  • 20 Hours Dual
  • Theory
Flight Training ———->> Price: $14,255
  • 24.5 Hours Twin-Engine Dual (PA34 Seneca II)
  • 1.0 Hours Twin-Engine Solo (PA34 Seneca II)
  • Briefings
Landing / Movement / Enroute Charges ————>> Price: $1,159
  • Landing Fees (14)
  • Camden Movement Fees (12)
  • IFR Enroute/Approach Charges
Command Instrument Rating (IREX) Resources ————->> Price:$1,305
  • Theory Manuals
  • Jeppesen Airway Manual
  • Practice IREX Exam
  • Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (CAR)
  • Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR)
  • Civil Aviation Orders (CAO)
  • Civil Aviation Advisory Publications (CAAP) (234-1(1)
MECIR Flight Test ———–>> Price: $2,585
  • 4.0 Hours Hire (PA34 Seneca II)
  • Camden Movement Fee (1)
  • Landing Fees (2)
  • Flight Examiner Fee
Estimated Total: ———>> Price: $22,391
  • Price is exclusive of GST for applicable components.
  • Payment can be made as you go, pre-paid in full or via installments.
  • You must hold a Multi Engine Class to complete training in the PA34 Seneca II.
  • Theory and examinations administered externally are not included in this estimate.
  • Hours quoted are the minimum requirements which are achivable by most trainees. If you do not meet the required standard at the completion of the course additional hours training will be required before you can be recommended by the instructor for a flight test.
Option 1: Single-Engine Instrument Rating Only ——–>> deduct $4,092

Replace 29.5 hours multi-engine for:

  • 24.5 Hours Dual (CT4E)
  • 1.0 Hours Solo (CT4E)
  • Movement / Landing Fees (CT4E)
  • 4 Hours Flight Test (CT4E)