Instrument Theory (IREX)


Instrument Theory (IREX) is an extremely important subject for pilots wishing to extend their knowledge and career. An instrument rating is essential for pilots wanting to advance to the airlines or other areas of GA such as corporate or charter work.

You will learn about instrument approach and departure procedures, navigation aids, RNAV & RNP, planning IFR flights, navigation requirements and tolerances as well as associated air law & procedures.

The syllabus, contained under Part 61 MOS, is extensive and requires the student to absorb a lot of knowledge regarding procedures, air law, meteorology as well as quite a few numbers. Lindsay Walsh is very well qualified to deliver this important subject, having delivered classes for over 20 years. His high success rate for training outcomes can also be attributed to small class sizes, individual tuition and a philosophy of teaching to the syllabus (plus some) and teaching for clear knowledge and understanding; not to just pass an exam.

All students participating in the full time class will be given a comprehensive set of course notes containing clear explanations and diagrams of some often misunderstood concepts. Students will also receive course material containing relevant CAOs and Part 61 material (This can be taken to the exam). At the end of the course are five practice exams. These exams contain relevant questions and prepare the student well for the CASA exam.

Prior to the course, each student is sent reading references via email from the AIP. These will assist the student in the class as the CASA exam is open book and many questions are drawn from the AIP.

Tuition by the hour (minimum 2 hours) and by the day is also offered for those wanting a refresher for an IPC or just some further preparation for the exam.

We welcome inquiries from Aero Clubs and Flying schools. If they have a training requirement for the provision of IFR theory, then we can organise a course at your school. Minimum numbers would apply depending on location. Enquiries should be directed through the website or email.


What’s required in the class…

Students will be required to provide their own maps and documents. They can be either from Airservices Australia (AsA) or Jeppesen. CASA will allow either in the exam but not both. CASA advises that if a candidate gets a question wrong because of non-AsA material, a re-mark will not be done.

In relation to the tagging of documents, CASA permits 15 tags in the AIP and five in the ERSA. Highlighting and underlining are also permitted. But DO NOT write any hand written notes in any document or on any map. They will be confiscated if found. Also, please bring a standard calculator to the class and to the exam. It will be needed.

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