Arnold Rimmer wrote:HOW MUCH??
Yet another thing that discourages a PPL from holding an EASA IR.
So the IR remains an elitist qualification for skygods when it should be available to all PPLs'
I agree it's a scandal, but as with all CAA charges, it's not based on the actual direct cost, but just an arbitrary allocation of the overall costs, plus the x% margin which they are mandated to return by HMG.
The IR is
available to all PPLs, and more available than ever via the CBM route and the availability of the TK exams at more locations. The overhead costs, such as the CAA fees for TK exams and test, are higher than desirable but I don't see why, when stacked up against all the other costs of getting and using
* an IR, £785 alone puts it into 'Sky God-ness'.
*Access to a suitable aircraft i.e two altimeters, 8.33Khz, Mode S, BRNAV, and an annual Navdata subscription as a bare minimum. Oh, and a subscription to PPL/IRE which as an instrument qualified pilot is the best £70 you'll spend each year.