The MEIR course teaches the student to fly the aircraft with sole reference to instruments (IFR) or in other words with no visual external references (VFR). It is a qualification which entitles the student to fly in the same manner as airline pilots.
The course consists of 55 hours of flight training and a minimum of 25 hours of comprehensive theoretical tuition. An applicant who is already the holder of a Commercial Pilots Licence will have this training reduced by 10 hours FNPT II making it a 45 hour course.
The training for the 45 hour course is conducted in a FNPT II and a Piper Seneca PA 34 as follows:
- 30 hours on FNPT 11
- 15 hours on PA 34
When the training is completed a flight test is then conducted on a complex multi engine aircraft (Piper Seneca, PA 34).
An applicant who wishes to commence training for the Multi Engine Instrument Rating (MEIR) shall hold the following:
- PPL or CPL licence
- Class 1 Medical (CPL holder); Class 2 Medical (PPL holder)
- A pass in the appropriate ATPL, CPL or IR theoretical examinations