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Multi-Engine Instrument Rating IR ME

Multi-Engine Instrument Rating

Discover a new dimension and learn to pilot a multi-engine aircraft in IFR conditions

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Discover instrument flight on multi-engine aircraft

The IR ME rating enables you to fly a multi-engine aircraft under
instrument flight conditions, known as IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) in low cloud and reduced visibility conditions.

Admission requirements for the IR ME single-engine piston class training


Right to
study within EU

Medical aptitude

Class 1 or 2
specific to PART-MED regulations

Medical Centres


PPL(A) or CPL(A) with MEP rating and night flying (otherwise day IFR restriction) and IR (A) or ATPL (A) theory exams with at least 6 months validity

Flight logbook

50 hours total flight time in the field as captain


English language ability
Level 4 minimum

Astonfly assessment

Theory with multiple choice questions +
FNPT II flight on simulator

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Duration of training

Your training can be full-time or on demand.


Standard duration for full-time availability 5 /7 days


Maximum duration recommended for optimal educational progress

Your IR ME training programme in detail

The training consists of 5 distinct stages including applied theory, simulator and flights.

Stage 1

Blind flight

Stage 2

Basic Instrument Flying

Stage 3

Instrument Flight

Stage 4

Approach Procedures

Stage 5

IFR flight control

Stage 1

Blind flight

This stage teaches you the indispensable theoretical bases for your practical training. It also includes training in blind flight techniques on a simulator.

31 hours and 30 minutes of applied theory

5 hours of flight instruction on the FNPT II simulator

Stage 2

Basic Instrument Flying

This stage allows you to learn the basic techniques and trajectories of instrument flight.

6 hours and 15 minutes of flight instruction on the FNPT II simulator

Stage 3

Instrument Flight

This stage teaches you the basic techniques and trajectories of instrument flight and the adjustments to be made to correct the effects of wind as well as the bases of 2D and 3D approaches.

12 hours and 15 minutes of flight instruction on the FNPT II simulator

Stage 4

Approach Procedures

This stage provides advanced training in 2D and 3D approach procedures with wind corrections and engine failure management

16 hours and 30 minutes of flight instruction on the FNPT II simulator

Stage 5

IFR flight control

This course is designed to teach you how to control an IFR flight in a real situation and how to manage engine failure in all phases of flight.

15 hours of flight instruction on multi-engine aircraft


Validity and extension of your IR ME rating

The IR ME qualification is valid 12 months starting from the day of issue.
It can be extended for a further 12 months by passing an revalidation flight exam within 3 months prior to the expiry of validity.
Beyond that, you must complete an additional training course specific to the renewal of this qualification.

Period of validity



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Your training centre

Find out about your training centre’s resources.

Paris - Toussus le Noble

The MEP training course takes place in Toussus le Noble on the Diamond DA42, a modern G1000 avionics training aircraft, particularly renowned for its flight demonstration capabilities.

Diamond DA42 G1000
multi-engine aircraft

Persons on board



Garmin 1000

Cruising speed

150 Kts


800 Nm

Maximum altitude

18 000 ft


535 Kg

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Astonfly has certified FNPT II flight simulators with 250° visual immersion allowing your instructor to immerse you in an unparalleled flying experience.

Alsim AL250
Simulateur de vol FNPT II

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Your online interface

Astonfly provides you with a dedicated digital platform to follow your training.


Consult the programming of your sessions (schedules, instructors, aircraft, simulators, classroom).

Progress booklet

For each flight or simulator exercise, a rating out of 5 is reported by your instructor via the Astonfly online interface in order to create a progress map of your educational journey.

Financial accounts

Track your payments and debits throughout your training and download your invoices online.

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