Blackbushe aviation

The Instrument Rating (IR) allows a pilot to fly an aircraft under IFR with a minimum decision height of 200ft (60m).

An applicant for an IR(A) shall hold a PPL(A) including a night qualification or CPL(A) and shall have completed at least 50 hours cross-country flight time as Pilot in Command in aeroplanes.

An applicant for an IR(A) must have completed the theoretical course of instruction (at least 200 hours) and must have passed the theoretical knowledge written examinations.

The IR is a rating you can get for single or multi engine aircraft. The course consists of:

Single-Engine IR(A)
At least 50 hours instrument time under instruction of which up to 35 hours may be instrument ground time in an FNPTII simulator.

Multi Engine IR(A)
At least 55 hours instrument time under instruction of which up to 40 hours may be instrument ground time in an FNPTII simulator. The remaining instrument flight instruction shall include at least 15 hours in Multi Engine aeroplanes.

Note: The holder of a CPL(A) may have the total amount of training required for the IR(A) reduced by 10 hours.

Amy has arrived!
Our brand new Sonaca 200 is here ! We are the first flying school in the UK to have this aircraft. We are now just waiting for the CAA to conduct a survey and she will then be available to train in , or to have a go in if you already have a PPL. Watch this space!
New structured Hour Building Packages
Structured all inclusive hour building packages available from £2750 for 25 hours.
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Full Time Flying Instructors Wanted


We are a thriving flying school and club with an exciting growth plan. We have ATO status for PPL, CPL and FI courses and will soon be approved to conduct IR and Multi training.

We are looking for a full or part time unrestricted Flying Instructors to work with us on our expansion plans. The successful candidates will be motivated, friendly, professional and enjoy working with a broad range of students. CPL, IR and Multi instructor certificates would be very helpful too!


Phone Steve, CFI, on 01252 877727 for a chat.

New 45 minute trial lessons from £165
New to Blackbushe Aviation! 45 minute trial lessons. This gives you time to really get to grips with the aircraft and experience a full lesson. Lessons initially last around 45 minutes flight so you will have a good idea what the PPL course will be like. Prices from £165 all inclusive. > more