Published date: 2 October 2023


This Advisory Circular (AC) describes an acceptable means of compliance with requirements for flight time experience and on the examination syllabus content for meeting the Civil Aviation Rule (CAR) requirements for the issue of an Instrument Rating (IR).

Related rules

This AC relates specifically to Civil Aviation Rule Part 61 Subpart Q–Instrument Ratings.

Change notice

Revision 15 adds a note on the online application process for initial licence issue in the section for Rule 61.803, Issue, Licence endorsement.

Note: While we have endeavoured to keep references to rules and other ACs current, there may be changes after this Revision is published. If in doubt, please check the subject and match with the correct table or reference in the other document.