BIR approved course


The Basic instrument rating (BIR) course is suitable for pilots that don’t have ambitions to fly commercially. It is applicable to fixed wing and EASA licences only.

Please visit our instrument ratings information page if you are unsure if this rating is suitable for you.

Our BIR theory course is delivered using our computer-based training App ATPdigital, we have tailored the lessons to meet the learning objectives for the BIR syllabus. As part of your course, you will receive 12 months free access to our question bank, BGSonline, to help you revise for your exams.

There are 3 BIR exams examining the 7 subjects. The exams can be sat with an EASA state of your choice.

The course includes the following,

  • ATPdigital computer-based training that can be used on PC, Mac, and iPad.You can find the software requirements here
  • 12 months subscription to the BGSonline question bank
  • 12 months technical software support

You may also need…

  • CAP697 Aeroplane Flight Planning Exam manual


    Produced by the UK CAA, these manuals contain all the Flight Planning charts and data used to accompany the exam questions.

  • GSPRM Jeppesen Student Route Manual


    Produced specifically for the CAA/EASA examination, this route manual contains all the maps and charts needed for the course and exams. Note, a recent change in policy by the UK CAA means that highlighted or marked copies will not be allowed in examinations.