Flying in Europe – CB-IR Course plus BGSonline


The competency based IR (CB-IR) course is suitable for pilots that don’t have ambitions to fly commercially but would like the privileges that the full IR qualification gives.

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

Our CB-IR theory course is delivered using our computer based training App ATPdigital, we have tailored the lessons to meet the learning objectives for the CB-IR syllabus. You will receive a free 12 months access to the Bristol Question Bank – BGS Online *please note your subscription starts from the date of course enrolment*

There is an 8 hour live online ground school requirement associated with this course, you can meet this requirement by joining one of our online or in-person revision weeks.

Our teaching revision weeks are delivered at ATPL level meaning they will go into more detail than what is required for the CB-IR syllabus. You can choose the revision week that best meets your requirements.

This is an EASA and UK CAA Approved course  When you enrol you will be signed up with both our EASA and UK CAA approved Aviation Training organisations, which will allow you to sit either or both EASA and UK CAA exams.

You may also need…

  • CRP5 navigation computer


    Pooley’s CRP-5; the type of navigation computer we recommend.

  • 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.


  • 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.