15th Aug 2012, 07:43
Does anybody know which schools are able to train and issue certificates for the BIFM? Preferably in the south?
15th Aug 2012, 09:00
What does that stand for?
Genghis the Engineer
15th Aug 2012, 09:07
Damn I thought it was just me that had no idea and I was staying quiet to avoid looking ignorant.
So, what does is stand for?
15th Aug 2012, 09:11
Basic Instrument Flight Module - part of a modular IR. Don't know any UK schools that actually train for it rather than full IR.
15th Aug 2012, 09:15
Its the Basic Instrument Flight Module.
The IR is split into BFIM (Basic Instrument Flight Module) and PIFM (Procedural Instrument Flight Module).
The BIFM is 10 hours (5 sim) and gives a 10 hour reduction in both the IR and CPL. As far as I can make out it doesn't require a test and gives you a certificate to show you have completed it. I'm not sure whether it has any worth on its own though.
I am trying to do my training around work so any way of breaking it up is good for me.
There seem to be schools offering this in Europe but I have not found any in the UK.
15th Aug 2012, 09:32
I can see where you are coming from...
The IR is a bit of a strange beast and I would suggest your best not trying to do it in bits and bobs it really takes alot of commitment and lathough it is doable part time both your work and your training will suffer by not giving it 100%. You have live breath and sleep IR until your body gives in and starts doing it.
15th Aug 2012, 13:20
The reason that there is little take-up of the BIFM is that, as training towards the issue of an IR, it has to be taught by an IRI or FI with IRI qualification, who are few and far between and likely to get more so in the future. The crazy thing is that CPL instructors do not need an IRI qualification to give exactly the same instruction.