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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 $11,369


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

15x Hours Theory



15x Hours Dual

10x Hours Simulator

1x Hour Solo Night


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 $11,369

Full Time
AUD $2846.25 per week
for 4 weeks

Part Time
AUD $1425.13 per week
for 8 weeks


Upfront payment of AUD $1,985

Then pay as you fly at a rate of AUD $449/hr for the Piper Arrow and AUD $220/hr Simulator



Ancillary Fees (approx.)

Flight Test
IREX Exam AUD $180.15
Headset Hire AUD $20.00



Landing Fees AUD $35.00
Maps, ERSA, software AUD $150.00
Additional Flying hours as required (competency based)