Multi Engine Competency-based Modular Instrument Rating

About The Course 

The Instrument Rating is the pinnacle of most pilots’ flight training. The Competency-based Modular Instrument Rating (CBMIR) credits any solo and dual IFR experience both on approved simulators (FNPT) and flight time in aeroplanes.

The CBMIR is a bespoke training course and is completely tailored to your own previous experience, currency and skills. At the commencement of your course you will undertake an assessment flight with our Head of Training who will then customise a course to meet your requirements. The minimum requirements are set out below.

Because this course is based on the students previous experience it is necessary to provide a tailored quote for each individual.


The minimum requirements to take the ME IR(A) skill test are:

  • Minimum 45 hours total IFR experience
  • Minimum 25 hours dual IFR experience (with an instructor)
  • Maximum 10 hours IFR in an approved FNPT I
  • Maximum 25 hours IFR in an approved FNPT II
  • Minimum 10 hours MEP IFR dual training at an ATO approved to provide the CBMIR(A)
  • Minimum 15 hours dual IFR experience in Multi-engine piston aircraft
  • Passed the EASA ATPL(A) theoretical knowledge examinations


Whats Not Included 
  • IR(A) Test fee (currently £826)
  • Solo aircraft hire for test
  • Approach and Landing fees other than Wycombe Air Park (average cost £500)
  • Student must have current membership in order to fly Booker Aviation aircraft (£190/yr)
  • Limited Panel Assessment with an IRE in FNPT2 Simulator (£100 fee + solo sim hire)
  • The minimum duration of the course is instrument time under instruction as specified in CAP 804 Section 4 Part L Page 33. As such this can not include any taxi time in both the simulator and aircraft. It is likely that your course will incur an additional expense equivalent to an approximate duration of 3.0 hours for taxi time during the aircraft phase of training
Pre Course Requirements 
  • Valid licence with a current and valid MEP rating
  • Valid medical appropriate to the licence held
  • Have passed the CBMIR(A) / IR(A) or ATPL(A) theoretical knowledge examinations
Other Information 
  • If you have passed only the CBMIR(A) theoretical knowledge examinations you will be granted an IR(A) on your licence with a restriction. You will not be certified to exercise your IR(A) privileges on single-pilot high-performance aircraft. 
  • If you have passed the IR(A) or ATPL(A) theoretical knowledge examinations you will be granted an IR(A) on your licence with no restrictions and will, therefore, hold a full single-pilot multi/single-engine instrument rating 
  • The hour requirements shown above are minimum experience and training requirements as laid down by the Competent Authority. Our packages are based on these requirements. Any additional hours required to achieve test standard will be charged at our current rates.
  • If the course is not completed within 12 months, membership renewal costs may be incurred. 
  • Prices correct as at March 2020 and subject to change without notice. VAT included at 20%.

Contact Information

Wycombe Air Park,
Booker, Marlow
Bucks, SL7 3DP

Tel: 01494 443 737

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About Booker Aviation

Booker Aviation has gained its reputation over nearly fifty years as an efficient, friendly and professional flight training organisation.

We offer full modular flight training packages from Private Pilot Licences, through structured hours building, Commercial Pilot Licences, Multi-Engine Piston Ratings and Instrument Rating courses.

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