EASA FAA/ICAO IR Conversion2019-05-28T09:52:39+00:00

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EASA FAA/ICAO IR Conversion Course Overview

This course is for an existing FAA/ICAO IR holder wishing to convert to an EASA Instrument rating. This is probably one of the most demanding courses that we do.

The course comprises of Ground School, synthetic flight training and flight training in a multi engine IFR helicopter.

Course Content

This course comprises an extensive ground School package followed by a minimum of 10 hours synthetic flight training in one of our simulators and a minimum of 5 hours flight training in a multi engine IFR helicopter, plus a skills test.

Important note: Your FAA or ICAO IR must be current and valid to allow credit from the full 50 hr course.

Course Duration

The course is undertaken over a 4 week period, including a separate Type Rating if required.

To obtain the EASA Instrument rating in the minimum hours and at minimal expense we advise students to take advantage of our “free simulator practice”

Convert to an EASA Instrument rating with the Academy’s EASA FAA/ICAO IR Conversion course

All training is carried out at our Gloucester Airport base which is conveniently located for anyone travelling by road or air since we are close to the motorway network, Birmingham Airport and Bristol International Airports. Our state-of-the-art, purpose-built facility allows students to complete their training on-site, without the need to travel between airports. Since there are 4 simulators, which we encourage the use of for practice, and a selection of aircraft available, students are certain to receive a service that meets their needs. Our IR training specialists have over 30 years of industry experience, so get in touch to find out more about the courses we offer.

Please contact us to obtain more information on prices, course dates and any specific pre-requisites to attending this EASA FAA/ICAO IR Conversion course.

In May 2016 we were privileged enough to attend the instrument training and multi engine conversion course under the guidance and instruction of Mr Robin Gibson. Not only were we impressed by his professional manner and willingness to coordinate an individually tailored training program specific to our respective experience levels, but also the calibre of his training.

His experience and humble ability to impart knowledge with patience and calm address was admirable. So too was his ability to acutely and accurately read and assess the level at which we should be encouraged to attain, and with his lead, and positive instruction the level and expectation we had of our own ability was surpassed. The entire training experience remains a career highlight and his influence has undoubtedly been a catalyst that has ignited career progression.

Kirsten Augustyn, ICAO IR Conversion Student