EPAG NG Flight Training Centre

Modular IR ME

Course description

The objective of the IR course is to enable the student to reach the skill level required to fly mutli-engine aircraft in instrument conditions. 

The holder of an IR may fly an aircraft in instrument conditions to a decision height of  200 feet (60 m).


In the case of an IRME the holder may extend this decision height to below 200 feet if specific training is successfully completed in a multi-crew aircraft section 6 of the practical examination according to appendix 9 of regulation EU-1178/2011.


Instrument flight is considered to be dangerous for unprepared pilots. The IR course gradually introduces the flying techniques required as well as the use of radio navigation equipment and instrument departures and approaches.

The physiological side of human factors will become evident as the student encounters real-life instrument weather conditions. Believing the instruments and having a good scanning cycle are the keys to mastering instrument flight in instrument conditions.

Entry conditions

To begin the course candidates must hold: 

at least a PPL (A) with:

  • A valid SEP
  • A valid night rating issued according to FCL.810
  • A valid IR or ATPL theory certificate (valid 3 year maximum)
  • A certificate of completion of the basic instrument course, or
  • A CPL(A), with:
  • A valid SEP and
  • A valid English language proficiency (FCL.055d).

Candidates must have completed at least 50 hours of cross country flight as pilot in command.
For students who have obtained a CPL outside of the EPAG NG an assessment of competency will be made before course entry.

Detailed description

The IR-ME training is divided into two parts:

  • The multi-engine pistion rating (MEP). This course lasts  2 weeks and comprises 6 hours of flight on a DA42 aircraft as well as all ground school.
  • The instrument rating (IR). This begins with familiarisation with radio navigation techniques using Computer Based Training (CBT). It continues with 30 hours certified  FNPT II simulators followed by 15 hours of practical flight training on the DA42 aircraft. This second phase lasts 14 weeks.
Technical resources
  • Diamond DA42 for practical flight training
  • Certified Alsim DA42 FNPT II simulator
  • Training computers (CBT)
  • Fully equipped classrooms
  • Briefing rooms
  • Large flight preparation rooms

Diplomas and examinations

The IR-ME is issued after successfully passing the practical flight test with an approved examiner.

Duration

  • Total course duration is 16 weeks
  • 6 hours on DA42 for the MEP rating
  • 15 hours on DA42 for the instrument rating
  • 30 hours of FNPT II simulator training


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Revalidations and renewals reference sheet

Description

"Revalidation", is defined as maintaining a rating beyond the date of initial issue. A rating is revalidated before the expiry date in order to retain its privileges.

"Renewal", is defined as regaining the privileges lost once their expiry date has been passed. It is possible to renew a lost rating.

Entry conditions

Before making an appointment for a revalidation or renewal it is necessary to send us copies of your licences and ratings, your medical certificate and the last three pages of you log book in order to verify their validity and conform to regulations in your best interests.


Technical resources

  • FPNT II simulator for initial assessment
  • Appropriate aircraft to the revalidation or renewal sought
  • Fully equipped classrooms
  • Briefing rooms
  • Large flight preparation room

 

Detailed description

A revalidation is carried out during a competency assessment flight with an examiner who has the required privileges. The duration of the flight or simulator session will vary depending on the rating.

A renewal always begins with an assessment in an aircraft or simulator.

Then, there is a re-training phase, the contents of which are decided on by the head of training with regard to the initial assessment (this training programme must be approved by the authority).

Regardless of the expiry date regulations stipulte that the duration of the re-training will be at least one hour.

Finally, a competency check flight is made with a qualified examiner in order to renew the rating. Flight duration will depend on the examiner.

Note: If the expiry date is over than 7 years ago then a complete training course will be required to renew the rating.

Diplomas and examination

The licencing office will renew the rating upon production of the competency check flight paperwork.

Duration

Depends on type of renewal or revalidation


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Night rating


Course description

The objective of this course is to provide the simple and efficient techniques for the holder of a PPL to carry out night VFR flights safely. In addition to providing the technical skills the course will also include the regulatory aspects required for night flight.

A pilot with a night rating will then have the privilges of an LAPL or PPL to fly in night VFR conditions according to FCL.810 of EU regulation n° 1178/2011.

Course entry requirements

In order to begin the night rating course the pilot must be 17 years old and hold:

  • a valid LAPL(A) or PPL(A),
  • a valid class 1 or 2 medical certificate.

Course details

The course is spread over one or two weeks according to the weather conditions. It begins with the ground school necessary for night flight and continues with practical flight training. It includes 4 hours of flight training with an instructor, including a cross country flight of at least 1h30 as well as a solo flight of 1 hour on a single egine piston aircaft.

Technical resources

  • Socata TB20 or,
  • Diamond DA40
  • Certified Frasca FNPT II simulator
  • Fully equipped classrooms
  • Briefing rooms

Diplomas and examinations

A certificate of completion of the night rating module is signed by the head of training.

Duration

The training course is over 1 to 2 weeks depending on the waether conditions.

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FI - IR extension


Course description

The FI - IR extension rating is a theoretical and practical training course designed to provide the methods for teaching the instructor rating.

The candidate must be able to teach the practical skills required for a student to pass the instrument rating.

During the course the candidate will develop the skills required teach in flight and on the ground in classrooms or on simulators.

Entry requirements

In order to begin the course the candidate must be 18 years old, have successfully passed a simulator assessment and hold :

  • A CPL with a valid SEP or MEP,
  • An FI rating (for holders of other instructor ratings the training time is doubled),
  • At least 200 hours of IFR flight with a maximum of 50 hours on FNPT2 or flight simulator.

 

Detailed description

The training will be done over a 3 week course or 2 weeks for those candidates already holding a FI(A) rating.

The course is divided into three parts:

  1. Part - Teaching: 25 hours of teaching methods (FI holders are exempt)
  2. Part - Theoretical knowledge: 20 hours to develop teaching ability.
  3. Part - Flight training: 8 hours of flight instruction on FPNT II and 2 hours on the aircraft.

At the end of training a certificate of completion will be issued.

Technical resources

  • Socata TB20
  • Certified Frasca FNPT II simulator
  • Fully equipped classrooms
  • Briefing rooms
  • Large flight preparation room

 

Diplomas and examinations

The licencing service will issue the IR extension upon production of the certificate of completion.

Duration

  • Three weeks or
  • Two weeks for holders on an FI(A) rating

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Cessna SET C208 Class Rating


Course description

The class rating course enables pilots to extend their competency to a new class of aircraft and to gain access to new professions such as parachuting and aerial photography and cargo transport. Le Cessna C208 Caravan is a common aircraft found across the world and its uses are varied.

The holder of a Cessna C208 Caravan rating enables the pilot to act as pilot in command of a Cessna C208 Caravan (FCL.705).

The objective of the C208 rating is familiarisation and mastery of the aircraft in all situations Le Cessna C208 does not demande any special flying skills but the aircraft is considered complex from the point of view of on board systems (electrical and powerplant). Because of this dealing with failures and emergency situations cannot be left to chance.


Course entry conditions

As the Cessna C208 Caravan belongs to the single engine single pilot high performance aircraft category (FCL.720.A) candidates must have:

  • A valid PPL(A) or CPL(A),
  • A valid class 1 or 2 medical certificate, and
  • At least 200 flight hours of which 70 hours as pilot in command.

Detailed course description

The C208 training takes place of one week and comprises :

  • The ground school classes for the technical knowledge required to operate a single pilot single engine high performance aircraft.
  • 3 hours 30 minutes of practical flight training on the Cessna C208 Caravan in VMC.

Resources

  • Cessna Caravan C208
  • Fully equipped classrooms
  • Briefing rooms
  • Large flight preparation room

Diplomas and examinations

The C208 class rating is validated by an approved  flight examiner during a practical skill test. The licence can then be endorsed with a Cessna SET rating.

Duration

Course duration is one week

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