Multi Engine Instrument Rating (MEIR)

Any pilot wanting to fly under IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) must have an Instrument Rating added to their licence, allowing flight in cloud and reduced visibility. You can fly under IFR and down to a minimum decision height of 200’ using an instrument approach.

At Euro Flight Training we have a modern FNPT II simulator. Manufactured by Diamond, the DA42NG simulator is an actual aircraft cockpit and so perfectly replicates the DA42NG aircraft, meaning you don’t have to adapt to new avionics and controls when you move on to the aeroplane. This allows your training to continue seamlessly, saving time and confusion.

Course pre-requisites:

Valid PPL (A) (with R/T licence) or CPL (A) or ATPL in another aircraft category

Class 1 medical, or Class 2 medical with Audiogram

Night rating if you want to operate at night

50 hours cross country flight time as PIC in aeroplanes, TMGs, helicopters or airships, of which at least 10 hours must be in aeroplanes

Completed set of IR or ATPL theory exams

MEP rating or course completion certificate for the MEP rating if combining the class rating test with the IR skills test.

Flying training

55 hours instrument time under instruction including:

35 hours in an FNPT II simulator

15 hours in the DA42 aircraft

5 hours in the DA40 aircraft

(CPL holders with a certificate of completion for the Basic Instrument Flight Module are exempt from that element of the IR course (10 hours))


These can be undertaken in either the aircraft or (for revalidations) the simulator. Requirements may vary depending on circumstances so please enquire for details.


35 hours DA42NG FNPT II simulator

15 hours DA42 NG aircraft

5 hours DA40NG aircraft

All flying and ground briefings

VAT @ 20%


Landing fees at other airports

Approach fees

Aircraft hire for test

Examiner fee for test

Licence issue fee

Any training required over the course minimums above

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