EIR : En route Instrument Rating
As of September 2021, the EIR course no longer exists.
CB-IR(A) : Competency Based Training IR
This training is designed for pilots that already acquired an IFR experience. The practical training part is relatively short, and enables candidates to reach the “complete” Instrument Rating.
The EIR and CB-IR(A) theoretical trainings are both a 80 hours course. The theoretical certificate is valid for both trainings.
These specific trainings were created by the EASA as part of a process simplification and to enhance flight safety.
The training provided by the Institut MERMOZ only concerns the theoretical part of such ratings. A practical training is to be made at an aeroclub or a dedicated ATO.
2021 / DGAC exam success rate: 100%
For information: The new Basic IR (BIR) training is available since December 2021