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Booker Aviation receives CB-IR training approval from CAA

airfield550cropBooker Aviation is pleased to announce that it has received CAA approval to deliver the new EASA Competency Based Modular Instrument Rating (CB-IR) and En-Route Instrument Rating. Booker Aviation has also received approval to deliver all elements of its flying training portfolio at Durham Tees Valley Airport (DTVA).

David Phillips, General Manager told Pilot Career News, “We have worked hard to attain our latest set of approvals. I see a clear and achievable opportunity for UK pilots to follow a building block approach from PPL through IR(R) to CB-IR and wholeheartedly welcome these new ratings and training paths. With the continued ability to train for the old IMC Rating, pilots can follow a structured and pragmatic modular route to full IR privileges. We are acutely aware that many private owners wish to train on their own aircraft and we will always seek to accommodate such desires.”

“I’m equally excited about the prospects of delivering training at DTVA. We have been working on this satellite facility for some considerable time and feel that there is a gap in the market for advanced training in the NE of England. Initially we will focus on delivering CPL/MEP/IR training at DTVA using the DA42 and G1000 C172 but, depending upon customer appetite, we have the option to grow business in this airport. I do not underestimate the value brought by having an ATO at an international standard airport that boasts numerous instrument procedures, accessible local airspace, numerous practice diversion options and on-site infrastructure which includes affordable accommodation. We will provide bespoke training for individuals such that they can choose to train at either Booker or DTVA.”