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BIR instructor?

Old 14th Mar 2019, 09:27
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BIR instructor?

Hi, with the liklihood of the IR r no longer being issued after 2021. Whats to become of instructors who teach the IR r (Imc Rating) only ? Able to teach for the BIR???
​​​​​​I am considering becoming an IR r instructor, but not full IR. I did hold an ME/IR for a few years but now only maintain my IR r.
Obviously I don't want to aquire a time limited qualification. I appreciate its still early days.
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Old 14th Mar 2019, 09:59
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In theory you must hold the rating for which you are giving instruction though I doubt that anyone has given any consideration to anything beyond a full IR. The IMC instructor is a UK only qualification that does not feature elsewhere in Europe.
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Old 14th Mar 2019, 14:07
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Proposed Instructor and Examiner requirements for the BIR are included in Opinion 01/2019 under the parts referring to FCL.835. You can download the document at .

The RMT.0677 Task Force based the Instructor and Examiner requirements on those applicable for IR(R) instructors and examiners. Of course any BIR instructors would need hold at least a BIR themselves, although other prerequisites are less onerous than for IR instructors.

Please remember that these proposals still have to be voted upon.

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Old 14th Mar 2019, 22:50
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That's positive, if / when I decide to complete the IR r instructor course, it wouldn't be a waste of money. Providing I obtain the BIR.
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Old 18th Mar 2019, 12:13
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Has it been decided who would conduct the BIR flight test-would it be done by a PPL examiner with appropriate approvals?
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