• Instrument Rating Course

Instrument rating course (IR)

Rise Your pilot qualification & don’t go bankrupt!

The aim of the IR(A) modular flying training course is to train pilots to the level of proficiency necessary to operate aeroplanes under IFR and in IMC. 

All including: Instrument rating course (IR) in ATO „Aviacom Flight Academy“ is conducted comprising theoretical training followed by practical training and consists of:

* Ground school

* Full Flight Simulator training

* Flights with an aircraft


Flexible classes and flight agenda – not You, but we will adjust flight training time to Your  possibilities. 

I am not a very experienced pilot, so for me the most important was to find a really professional,  reliable instructor and affordable flight training price. Flying with instructor Romas form the 1st time was super: I‘ve got a really good flying according instruments training in AFA, recommend it for everybody. 

Paulius Bytautas, pilot

Instrument rating (IR) course structure

Entry Requirements 

To be at least 18 years old r

To be a holder of an unrestricted Private Pilot License (PPL)

To have a valid class 1 or 2 medical certificate

Not less than 50 hours routs flying experience as a captain with aircrafts or helicopters, including not less than 10 hours flights with an aircraft.

English knowledge – the 4th level according to ICAO requirements and the permission to transact a radio communication in English.

Theory – via Internet 

Theoretical training includes 150 hours of which 20 hours are with an instructor in the classroom. You can learn remotely, when educational materials are received and the access to online tests is given, you can prepare for the exam on your own. This will allow you to learn in convenient time from home or from any other place in the world, it will help to save costs of transport and accommodation.

Flight training 

AFA with their partners ATO in Lithuania organizes practical preparations in simulator FNPT II C172 (35 hrs.) and with the airplane „Cessna“ 172H (15 hrs.). Flights are performed in both Paluknys airfield and Vilnius International Airport.

Duration & exams

Flight using devices training should not last longer than 18 months with intensive studies, the average duration is a few months.

Exam will be organized at Vilnius Airport, on the dates specified using the school’s facilities and supervised by an inspector authorized by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Why it’s useful for You to choose AFA? 

Pocket friendly Lithuanian costs. The price level in Lithuania is up 30 % lower than in West/North European countries. According to „Eurostat“ surrvey 2016, price of hamburger „Big Mac“ was 8 Eur in in Germany and 4,21 Eur in Lithuania; price of 1 l gasoline  – 1,57 Eur in Norway and 1,02 Eur in Lithuania. Because of this unique position in a market, prices for AFA pilot training are lower too. We also don’t have any extra payments for brand or location, so You will not overpay for the same service choosing us.

100 % European quality. All training programs in ATO AFA are certified by EASA and meet full range all the requirements for the European standard pilot training. All AFA instructors have the EASA certificates needed, also long year international experience in aviation.   

Flexible & innovative AFA training methods allow You to train convenient at home and save money for travel and accommodation. We offer innovative on line training solutions and even ,,Flying Ground School”- the opportunity to have theory classroom sessions at Your home city.   


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