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Private Instrument Rating (PIFR)

The Private Instrument Rating also known as the PIFR is an excellent next step for you as a Private Pilot Licence holder, this Rating will allow you to fly in non-VMC conditions at both day and night. The difference between your PIFR and full Instrument rating is that you don’t have to hold 50hrs Pilot in Command time and less overall dual hours, making it even more achievable than ever before.

Prerequisites: minimum of PPL


Total: AUD $12,234


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will be able to safely navigate a single engine aircraft in IMC conditions while conducting Enroute IF, RNAV, GNSS, SID and Night navigation. This course can also be conducted in a Multi Engine aircraft for a Multi Engine PIFR, a Multi Engine Class Rating is required.

Choose from:

Full Time - 4 weeks     |     Part Time - 8 weeks


Your Syllabus of Flight Training will include:

  • 15hrs of Flight Training Dual
  • 10hrs Simulator Dual
  • 1hr Night Solo

Your Syllabus Theory will cover:

  • 15hrs of Flight Training Theory
  • CASA IREX Exam

What's Included

15hrs Piper Arrow Dual

10hrs Instrument Simulator

1hr Night Solo


15hrs in-class briefings

Bob Tait IREX Textbook

Aircraft Checklist


If you require accomodation we can make arrangements on your behalf. Contact us for more information.
*Note: Accomodation costs are not included.

Payment Plans     

Private Instrument Rating (PIFR) AUD $12,234

Full Time
AUD $3,062.50 per week
for 4 weeks

Part Time
AUD $1,529.25 per week
for 8 weeks


Upfront payment of AUD $2,099

Then pay as you fly at a rate of AUD $529/hr for the Piper Arrow and AUD $220/hr Simulator



Handypay offers SFA Students simple and affordable finance options for your course.

With either weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments.  

·  $2,000 to $75,000

·  Payment Terms 1 - 7 years

·  Flexible repayments

·  No monthly or exit fees

·  No early repayment fees

·  Get approval in minutes

·  Permanent Resident or Australian Citizen

·  An enquiry will not impact your credit score


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Ancillary Fees (approx.)

Flight Test
IREX Exam AUD $180
Headset Hire AUD $25
Landing Fees AUD $45



Approach and Enroute charges As per Airservices Australia
Maps, ERSA, software AUD $150.00
Additional Flying hours as required (competency based)