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EIR(A) - En-route Instrument Rating

The En-route Instrument Rating is a great complement to a PPL(A) license; it can greatly simplify the planning and execution of your flights. You depart your starting point in VFR; when convenient, you switch to IFR and continue on instruments to your destination. While the ability to fly in poor weather is valuable, the main benefit of EIR(A) is the increased piloting comfort on published routes, which have controlled safe altitudes and mostly also traffic separation intervals. Once near your destination, you switch back to VFR for approach and landing. This obviates the need for complicated monitoring of approach vectors, as well as the difficulty of approach on instruments. If your destination is a small local airfield, it is unlikely to be equipped for approach on instruments, anyway.

Lukáš Vokůrka Lukáš Vokůrka
České aerolinie
"My name is Lukáš Vokůrka; I am a Professional Pilot graduate from the Czech Technical University in Prague. Since my school has a flight training partnership with F AIR, I ended up choosing them. There were other options, but I picked F AIR for their convenient location, long experience, pleasant people, and modern planes. When I'd gained my ATPL, I flew with F AIR for a while as a PPL instructor. Today, I am First Officer on ATR 42's and 72's for Czech Airlines (ČSA), the Czech flag carrier, and my job is exactly what I imagined it'd be: amazing, exciting, fun. F AIR is a big part of what made that happen for me, and I'm grateful for their solid training program." (Note: Photo shows Lukáš with another of our graduates, who flies a B737NG for Travel Service.)

Our graduates

Enrollment Requirements

  • PPL(A) license or higher
  • Medical Class II Certificate or higher
  • Enrolled for EIR(A) Theory course
  • Adequate English language skills - preferably ICAO English certificate

Theory Lessons

Theory lessons are organized as the EIR(A) Theory course. You will also need to take an IFR English exam as part of your training.

Price on request

Flight Training

Flight training consists of a minimum of 15 hours in an IFR-approved plane. MEP VFR holders may take their flight lessons in a twin-engine plane; in this case, the flight training syllabus runs one hour longer.

SEP: Price on request MEP: Price on request

The training is conducted within the program:

ATPL/CPL/IR/EIR theory Timebuilding IR(A) MEP

We train on the following planes:

Our graduates fly for:

Emirates Czech Airlines Emirates Czech Airlines




EASA, CAAC, ISO9001, Green School


F AIR Ltd.
Benesov Airport, 126 Nesvacily,
257 51 Bystrice u Benesova
Czech Republic
Business reg. no.: 00662381
VAT no.: CZ00662381
A limited liability company registered in the Municipal Court of Prague Business Register, Section C, File 455

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