IMC Rating

The IMC rating qualifies you to fly IFR in class D to G airspace, together with making instrument approaches down to an absolute minimum of 500 feet. The course consists of 15 hours of dual instruction, a simple written exam and a flight test. Instruction includes: 

  • Instrument flying (full and limited panel)
  • Unusual attitude recoveries
  • Instrument approaches (ILS, NDB, VOR, SRA, RNAV)
  • Radio Navigation

Validity is for 25 months and requires a test to revalidate. Course entry requirements: 

  • 25 hours flying time since PPL issue of which
  • 10 hours must be PIC including 5 hours cross-country

The IMC rating is recorded on your licence as an IR(R) – Instrument Rating (Restricted) – or if you maintain your CAA licence, it remains as an IMC. Please note that the rating cannot be added to a LAPL, it is also only recognized within UK airspace.

As with all other courses, please contact us should you have any questions, or better still arrange a visit to speak to a senior instructor to discuss your flying needs.


IR(R) / IMC Training Package – Discounted Rates

  • Based on minimum flight hours at discounted rate, inclusive of VAT.  Landing, circuit & approach fees are additional.
  • The discounted rate is available by payment of the package costs in full.
Cessna 152PA28-161 WarriorPA28-181 Archer PA28-200 Arrow 
IR(R) / IMC Rating£2,610.00£2,880.00£3075.00£3,540.00