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.

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Approach Chart Quiz (April 2014)
Dundee is a good place to land if you want the reassurance of tarmac and an instrument approach.
28 Dec 2014 Graham Whittle 1037
IFR Safety Review (April 2014)
A review of recent accidents and how we might avoid repetitions
28 Dec 2014 Vasa Babic 1334
Explaining ADS-B and TCAS (Feb 2014)
The impact Mode S, ADS-B and related technologies including TCAS will have on GA aircraft for both VFR and IFR flight.
22 Mar 2016 David Chambers 6469
Across the North Atlantic from Gloucester to Tulsa in a light aircraft (Feb 2014)
Why on earth would you want to do such a thing?
28 Dec 2014 John Shannon and Steven Day 3761
Flying a Twin Comanche around Africa (Nov 2013)
A flying trip around the African Continent.
28 Dec 2014 Robert Limb 1907
Checklists are Vital (Oct 2013)
Many of the checks we chant like some religious mantra are irrelevant and occasionally a serious distraction.
28 Dec 2014 Jim Thorpe 1434
Fairoaks to Cannes IFR (Oct 2013)
Geoff van Klaveren recounts his first long distance IFR flight from Fairoaks to Cannes in July 2010
28 Dec 2014 Geoff van Klaveren 1468
Air Traffic Control in Basel (Aug 2013)
A visit to Basel Airport’s air traffic control unit: useful snippets to the IR community.
28 Dec 2014 Ben Hines 918
Loss of control responsible for 40 per cent of air accidents (July 2013)
A UK CAA study of recent world-wide air accidents.
28 Dec 2014 Web Editor 1342
SOPs on the ILS (June 2013)
An Article from AvWeb about sticking to personal SOPs on an approach.
28 Dec 2014 Web Editor 1533

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