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Instrument Rating Exam

Unread post by transitionlevel » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:35 am

Anyone recently passed the IR EX at CAA?
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Re: Instrument Rating Exam

Unread post by GL » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:54 am

I presume you mean Instrument rating exam?
I believe the pass rate is appalling - even the professional flying schools cannot get a pass rate above 20%.
PPLs need not bother, and that defeats the whole purpose of a more practical and supposedly accessible Instrument rating.
Many schools are now considering sending their pupils to the USA for a practical Instrument rating. This is another monumental CAA cock-up.
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Unread post by transitionlevel » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:26 am

GL wrote:I presume you mean Instrument rating exam?
I believe the pass rate is appalling - even the professional flying schools cannot get a pass rate above 20%.
PPLs need not bother, and that defeats the whole purpose of a more practical and supposedly accessible Instrument rating.
Many schools are now considering sending their pupils to the USA for a practical Instrument rating. This is another monumental CAA cock-up.
This is very disturbing, I have only two exams left and the IR exam. Very frustated, how are we suppose to start a career as a pilot if this is the case?
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Re: Instrument Rating Exam

Unread post by GL » Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:19 pm

I spoke to Mike Gough at Skyhawk. He says that they doing ok with the IR exam. Ask you own school how it's going and ask Brand here.
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Unread post by transitionlevel » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:38 pm

GL wrote:I spoke to Mike Gough at Skyhawk. He says that they doing ok with the IR exam. Ask you own school how it's going and ask Brand here.

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Re: Instrument Rating Exam

Unread post by Airwayfreak » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:17 am

Do you need to study ICAO doc 8168 volume 2 as well ? If that's the case then I am not surprised the failure rate is so high. Volume 1 is bad enough.
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Re: Instrument Rating Exam

Unread post by transitionlevel » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:51 pm

Airwayfreak wrote:Do you need to study ICAO doc 8168 volume 2 as well ? If that's the case then I am not surprised the failure rate is so high. Volume 1 is bad enough.
Thing is, if we can just get what to study. I know a few guys incl my younger brother that had to write IR in Australia, passed first time no problem. Why must it be different here? I passed all my exams but this one remains to be a problem, is it me that's the problem, after 9 exams I now do not undertand the work!! What a load of horse cr..!
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