Using the Rating

Our primary objective is to enable the exchange of information between Instrument Rating holders in Europe, so helping them make the most effective and safe use of the rating.

The articles below contribute to this by covering many aspects of using the IR including flight planning, equipment, weather issues and other safety issues. The forums are available to comment upon, or discuss issues arising from, the articles.

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Numerical Weather Prediction (Oct 2017)
Introduction and background information about the prediction models used for weather forecasting in pre-flight planning
31 Oct 2017 Alan South 1608
RNAV approaches - How prepared are you? (Oct 2016)
After 50 years of comparative stability in IFR navigation and approaches, we are now in a time of unprecedented change.
31 Dec 2016 Timothy Nathan 6368
How To Take Off And Land! (Oct 2016)
Jim thorpe, Instructor and Examiner, takes us back to basics, with an IFR slant.
30 Dec 2016 Jim Thorpe 2975
Index to EASA Regulations (Dec 2016)
A quick access page for useful bits of EASA Regulation
20 May 2018 Web Editor 2860
Satellite Navigation Evolution (May 2016)
23 Aug 2016 David Chambers 1713
Part NCO (August 2016)
An informal introduction to the EASA operations regulations “Part-NCO” applicable to most light GA aircraft within EASA scope from 26 August 2016.
30 Dec 2016 Julian Scarfe 10916
Satellite Navigation Evolution (Dec 2015)
Comaprison of the current status and roadmap for LPV instrument approaches available to GA between the US and Europe.
02 Sep 2018 David Chambers 1720
CRM Swiss Cheese (Dec 2015)
A description of a CRM accident and a confession.
02 Sep 2018 Timothy Nathan 1861
Cockpit Weather (Sep & Dec 2015, Apr 2016)
A run through the technology currently available.
06 Apr 2016 Anthony Bowles, Phil Caiger, Jim Thorpe 3449
Safety and Complexity - Two Contrarian Views (Sept 2015)
Is training for complex and advanced types improving safety?
16 Nov 2015 Vasa Babic 1782

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