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AVI50415 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)

Make flying your career by enhancing your CPL and becoming a professional pilot.  The Diploma course duration is approximately 12 weeks.

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Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • Be 17 years of age or older to obtain a licence (but you can complete all areas of your training before your turn 18)
  • Hold an Australian Private Pilot Licence or higher
  • Hold a Class 1 Medical
  • 54 hours cross-country flight time as pilot in command
  • 10 hours instrument time (including a minimum of 20 hours in an aircraft)

AWA Course Outline:

  • AWA has a unique syllabus that requires full time attendance
  • Complete approximately 57 hours of flight training including:
    • 34 hours dual flight training in a multi-engine aircraft
    • 23 hours simulator
  • Each lesson consists of a pre flight briefing of up to an hour and a post flight debrief
  • Each flying lesson will be 1-4 hours duration
  • Ground school theory includes IREX theory (2 weeks)

Course Duration:

  • 12 weeks full time

More Information

Having a Diploma of Aviation allows you to go flying virtually anywhere at any time, and in most cases you are not limited by weather. We teach you how to take on the challenging role of flying the aircraft solely with reference to Instruments in all various weather conditions.

The MECIR course is intended primarily for a candidate who already holds a Commercial Pilots LIcence (CPL) and has a minimum of 50 hours cross country command time and 10 hours night flying time (including 5 hours as pilot in command at night).

This course starts with classroom theory in preparation for the Instrument Rating Exam (IREX). It continues with intensive simulator training followed by a multi engine endorsement and dual navigation exercises. It ensures that the student is provided with quality IFR training which results in the attainment of a multi engine command instrument rating and the AVI50408 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Flight Operations)

The initial part of the IFR training is conducted in the Alsim AL200 synthetic training device (often called a simulator). The AL200 is fully computerised with all types of navaids, including ILS, VOR, DME and GPS, and can simulate all sorts of procedures including Air Traffic Control, weather, and the most important emergency procedures that cannot be practiced in real flight.

If you would like a cost quote for any of the courses, please contact us at Australian Wings Academy.
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