Use this section as a guide to products useful in gaining the Command Instrument Rating which equips you with the skills to navigate enroute and depart/arrive in meteorological conditions requiring solo reference to flight instruments and navigation aids.
COMMAND INSTRUMENT RATING MANUAL | Aviation Theory Centre
This is a substantially restructured edition of the CIR manual and now in full colour.
A most comprehensive preparation for both the IREX and CIR flight test.
Also includes a relevant focus on human factors.
USB INSTRUMENT RATING SET | Theory Centre
Two USB manuals. The Command Instrument Rating and Aviation Meteorology.
Aviation Meteorology is in two parts: Part One – Meteorology & Part Two- Climatology. Topics covered in this volume include the atmosphere, clouds & precipitation including thunderstorms, icing & visibility, winds, synoptic meteorology including fronts & pressure systems, weather services available to the pilot & an overview of Australian climatology.
INSTRUMENT RATING STUDY GUIDE | Bob Tait’s Aviation Theory School
Bob Tait’s teaching background is evident in the way he presents the information, making it enjoyable to learn.
He has been teaching IREX in full time courses for over thirty years and this book brings that experience to you as a home study course with very carefully explained example questions. Book Only. 400 Pages.
INSTRUMENT FLIGHT GUIDE | IFG | Aviation Theory Centre
The IFG is the instrument pilot’s version of the Visual Flight Guide, (VFG – which is unfortunately not available at present from CASA in a hard-copy version).
The IFG is a useful and easily accessible collection of relevant operational information.
Published annually, but updated whenever significant changes occur.
INSTRUMENT FLYING REFRESHER | 2ND EDITION | Book by Richard L Collins
Continuing to educate pilots in the ‘thinking game’ of instrument flight, this new edition is updated to include GPS technology and its importance.
Commentary from both a relatively inexperienced IFR pilot as well as a seasoned flight instructor allow the examination of the concerns from different perspectives. | 225 Pages
FLYING IFR | 5th EDITION | Book by Richard L Collins| 224 Pages
The author shares invaluable discussions on instrument airmanship, weather analysis, flight planning and decision making, handling equipment glitches and that critical survival skill – partial panel flying. This fifth edition covers all aspects of modern IFR flying, including:
- Perfect basic attitude instrument flight
- Light airplane operation in the middle to high altitudes
- IFR flight in and around ice, thunderstorms and at night
- Best-practices in new, modern glass cockpits
- Managing stress
INSTRUMENT/COMMERCIAL VIDEO ON DVD | Jeppesen
Part of the award-winning Guided Flight Discovery Pilot Training System, this DVD gives you quick and easy access to the following topics.
- Principles of Instrument Flight
- The Flight Environment
- Departure Charts (Jeppesen)
- Enroute Charts (Jeppesen)
- Arrival Charts (Jeppesen)
- Approach Charts (Jeppesen)
- Instrument Approaches
- IFR Flight Considerations
- Advanced Systems
- Commercial Maneuvers
- The Maneuvers Section includes the following topics:-
- Maximum Performance Takeoffs and Landings
- Steep Turns
- Lazy Eights
- Eights –on-Pylons
- Steep Spirals
- Power-off 180 degree accuracy Approaches and Landings
Contains over 10 hours of dynamic content.
DEPARTURE AND APPROACH PROCEDURES (DAP) EAST | Airservices Australia
A compilation of instrument procedure charts for Australia, including aerodrome charts and noise abatement procedures where applicable.
DAP East covers the states of Queensland, New South Wales, ACT, Victoria and Tasmania.
This product contains the initial text and one binder.
DEPARTURE AND APPROACH PROCEDURES (DAP) WEST | Airservices Australia
As with DAP East, the DAP West is a compilation of instrument procedure charts for Australia.
The DAP West covers the states of Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory.
This product contains the initial text and one binder.
TERMINAL AREA CHART TAC | Airservices Australia
For use in terminal areas, these charts provide airspace, air-routes, prohibited, restricted, danger areas, navigation aids and radio frequencies.
They are designed to display aeronautical information at a larger scale for easier use in congested areas. Scale varies for each chart.
- TAC- 1/2 | Cairns, Townsville, Brisbane, Mackay, Rockhampton, Darwin and Alice Springs
- TAC-3/4 | Melbourne, Launceston, Hobart, Perth and Adelaide
- TAC-5 | Williamtown/Sydney, Sydney and Canberra
JIFFY IFR HOOD | ASA
This grey colour classic design lightweight IFR training hood is comfortable and has an easily adjustable head strap.
JEPPSHADES | Jeppesen
These slick design flip up IFR training glasses make scanning the panel easy – no need to turn your head.
JeppShades fit comfortably under headsets with an adjustable Velcro strap.
Features an impact resistant polycarbonate lens, these glasses go from IFR to VFR in an instant.
Not for use with eyeglasses.
FOGGLES IFR TRAINING GLASSES | CLEAR |
Lightweight IFR training Foggles can be worn alone or with regular eyeglasses.
Made of durable, shatterproof plastic, the opaque frosting on the top and sides let you see only the instrument panel.
Foggles are available in clear or for enhanced vision in low-light cockpit situations, yellow lenses version is available.
OVERCASTERS | ASA
Overcasters is a view-limiting device for simulating instrument conditions in the cockpit environment.
They are lightweight, dark coloured plastic clip-on visors that attach to any prescription eyeglass or sunglass frame in seconds, flip up instantly for the perfect instrument-to-visual transition and when flipped down create a near perfect ‘simulated instrument’ condition.
FLIGHT TIMER 2 | ASA
The ASA Flight Timer features:
- Large, easily readable LCD backlight display
- Multi-Function clock (AM/PM Universal Coordinated Zulu time and Military time options), reset function to prevent accidental resets
- Three simultaneous timer options
- Exclusive digital notepad for squawk codes or frequencies
- Approach timer allows pilots to store up to 12 different approach times
- Audible and visual alarm modes
- Fuel timer
- Stopwatch with 1/10th and 1/100th second digits
- Intuitive push and rotate dial for quickly and easily setting times
- Multiple mounting options
Pilots will be able to accurately calculate time to the next waypoint, fuel tank changes, turns in holding or an instrument approach with complete confidence.
The Flight Timer has been designed to meet the needs of all aviators from student pilots working on their first cross-country to flight instructors and seasoned veterans.
YOKE CLIP LARGE | American Aviator
Fits Beech Queenair/Kingair, Bonanza, Travel Air, Duke, Sierra, Debonair, Cessna twins and late model singles, MU-2, Aerostar, Piper twins and late model singles and Rockwell singles.
YOKE CLIP SMALL | American Aviator
Fits Aeronca, Duchess, Skipper and Sundowner, Bellanca, Cessna 140,150, 170 and early model 172/182, Grumman singles, Mooney, Piper Colt, Tripacer and early model Cherokee, Stinson and Taylorcraft.
EPAULETTE 3-BAR GOLD ON NAVY BLUE
Instrument rated commercial pilots generally would wear epaulettes with minimum three gold bars.
These high quality locally made epaulettes are sold per pair and are available with gold braid on navy blue or on black (as special order).