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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Iceland 2016
Graham Whittle on his 2016 trip to Iceland in his Cessna 206 complete with hot thermal baths into which he took a quick plunge.
17 Nov 2017 Graham Whittle 999
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 1125
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 5324
Liberty / Discovery XL-2 (Oct 2016)
Long Range Trainer / Tourer
30 Dec 2016 Jean-Michel Karr 2130
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 2572
Index to EASA Regulations (Dec 2016)
A quick access page for useful bits of EASA Regulation
20 May 2018 Web Editor 2437
Touring in Africa (August 2016)
Around two or three PPL/IR Europe members make a significant journey to Africa each year.
29 Aug 2016 Anthony Bowles and Phil Caiger 1378
Cessna P210N “Silver Eagle” (Aug 2016)
A niche aircraft
28 Aug 2016 David Weston 2949
Satellite Navigation Evolution (May 2016)
23 Aug 2016 David Chambers 1473
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 9784


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