2021 Competency Based Instrument Rating

July 13, 2021

The ATPL(A) theory syllabus had an update last year, and now it’s the turn of the Competency Based Instrument Rating syllabus (CBIR). So, we’re delighted to announce a new, fully updated book series for the 2021 EASA CBIR syllabus, complete with extra features and new content.

This new series is now available for ATOs for CBIR ground school instruction, and private pilots who are working towards a CBIR can also download them directly from Apple Books. As always, our interactive, digital manuals can be read on any Apple device and the books are fully compliant with the updated content and Learning Objectives from EASA’s new 2021 CBIR theoretical knowledge syllabus.

The EASA CBIR is a more practical approach to gaining an Instrument Rating and is designed for private pilots who want to learn to fly in instrument conditions, in any class of airspace, but who do not need to become commercially qualified. 

The CBIR is designed to take account of a pilot’s flying experience, with an emphasis on practical flying skills. However, there are still 7 theory exams that must be passed as part of the training: Air Law, Communications, Flight Planning, Human Performance, Instrumentation, Meteorology and Radio Navigation. 

Under the outgoing syllabus, the theoretical knowledge component of the CBIR was shared with the En-Route Instrument Rating (EIR) syllabus. But, from 8 September 2021, the EIR will be replaced with the new Basic Instrument Rating (BIR) which will have a different syllabus. The new Padpilot CBIR books, therefore, are only suitable for the 2021 CBIR, and not the EIR. With updated content, new LO (Learning Objective) Summary pages at the end of each chapter, Quick Quizzes for self testing and lots of animations and 3D models to bring the theory to life – these are the most advanced and up to date CBIR theory books. available. Download a free sample or the complete CBIR series from our bookstore. 

For ATOs: For information about Padpilot ground school solutions, please get in touch.

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