Archive for April, 2017

Competency Based Instrument Rating (CBIR)

EASA Instrument Ratings EASA has introduced two new types of Instrument Rating: The Competency Based Instrument Rating (CB-IR) The En route Instrument Rating (EIR) These new instrument ratings are designed to make getting an instrument rating much easier to obtain for someone who is not a commercial pilot. Previously, to get an instrument rating, you […]

Confined Areas

What is a Confined Area? Helicopters are designed to let us land in car parks, mountain tops, ships and any number of other unusual locations. For the purposes of this post, any area that is not an airport is considered a confined area. You may be landing in a 40 acre field – but if […]