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Fixed to Rotary IR Conversion Course Overview
This course is aimed at fixed wing pilots with an EASA Instrument rating wishing to convert to an EASA Helicopter Instrument rating. The course is made up of both ground school training and flight training in a multi engine helicopter.
This course comprises an extensive ground School package followed by a minimum of 10 hours flight training in a multi engine helicopter.
Synthetic flight training is available (but not required) on request for familiarisation of the aircraft and local procedures.
The course is undertaken over a 3-4 week period. A separate Type Rating (see Course Information) can be provided if required.
Why choose a Fixed to Rotary IR Conversion course by Castle Air Academy?
We are an Approved Training Organisation specialising in advanced training to qualified pilots and every instructor holds the highest grades of professional license. Our purpose built facility is state-of-the-art and since we acquired Bristow Academy UK in 2016, we have gone on to become the largest pilot training school in the UK. We support you during and after your training course, guiding you through the CAA application process and offering students a career path since we are also the UK’s largest helicopter charter company. To date we have helped 300 students become instrument trained pilots, so to start your own training simply call 03333 638 941 to speak to our team!
Please contact us to obtain more information on prices, course dates and any specific pre-requisites to attending this Fixed to Rotary 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.