East African Civil Aviation Academy - EACAA (Soroti) EACAA


Capt. Drate Patrick
Safety Manager


Published: Friday, March 02, 2018

The aim of the IR flying training course is to train holders of either a PPL or a CPL to the level of proficiency necessary to conduct safe and effective flights in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) with a minimum decision height.

Course entry requirements

CPL/IR/ME: Minimum of 20 years of age, Three principal passes at A-level of which one of them should be in either physics or mathematics, plus a minimum score of 70 percent in an aptitude test, valid student pilot license plus an Interpol certificate of good conduct/security clearance, Valid class 1 medical certificate


The privileges of a holder of an IR are to pilot aeroplanes under IFR with a minimum decision height of 200 feet (60 m). Decision heights lower than 200 feet (60 m) may be authorized by the Authority after further training and testing.

Flight instruction
Basic instrument flight module:
(a). Basic instrument flight without external visual cues (horizontal flights, climbing, descending, turns in level flight, climbing, descending)
(b). Instrument pattern
(c). Steep turn
(d). Radio navigation
(e). Recovery from unusual attitudes
(f). Limited panel
(g). Recognition and recovery from incipient and full stalls

Procedural instrument flight module:

Pre-flight procedures for IFR flights, including the use of the flight manual and appropriate air traffic services documents in the preparation of an IFR flight plan Procedure and maneuvers for IFR operation under normal, abnormal and emergency conditions transition from visual to instrument flight on take-off standard instrument departures and arrivals
(a). en route IFR procedures
(b). holding procedures
(c). instrument approaches to specified minima
(d). missed approach procedures
(e). landings from instrument approaches, including circling

In flight maneuvers and particular flight characteristics

Exams The applicant must demonstrate the ability to:
(a). operate the aeroplane within its limitations
(b). complete all maneuvers with smoothness and accuracy
(c). exercise good judgment and airmanship
(d). apply aeronautical knowledge
(e). maintain control of the aeroplane at all times

The course fees cover the following items and services:
(a). Theoretical training
(b)Training manuals
(c). Access to the Learning Management System and question bank
(d). Instructor time
(e). Aircraft fuel
(f). Simulator training fees