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IREX Instrument Rating
The IREX exams are available during weekdays by arrangement with Aspeq. Aspeq has examination venues throughout Australia. Sample questions are now available for IREX.
Candidates must achieve not less than 70% to be awarded a provisional pass result. Pilots seeking to convert an overseas instrument rating to the Australian equivalent must achieve a pass in this exam. Guidance to the exam
The IREX is a three and a half hour examination.
A pass in the exam code IREX is one of the requirements for the issue of an Australian instrument rating. The examination is a single paper presented in a multiple-choice question format.
|% Pass Mark:||70%|
|Time Allowed:||3.5 hours|
IREX is based on the aeronautical knowledge requirements specified in CASR Part 61 Manual of Standards (MOS) schedule 3
Instrument approach procedures for an aerodrome may be presented in the DAP chart as: e.g. 1 - ILS RWY 18 or in some cases RWY 18 ILS e.g. 2 - NDB-A and VOR-A or in some cases NDB and VOR Candidates are to ignore these insignificant differences. Preparation of examination papers requires extensive lead time, and therefore it is not possible to take into account information from unscheduled documents, such as NOTAM. However, if a candidate feels that a question has been affected by NOTAM this should be noted in the scribble pad and reported to the Invigilator on completion of the examination.
The AIP SUP is an integral component of the AIP complete and is issued in accordance with a published schedule. Therefore it may be examined.
Additional Abbreviations Used
- PIC - pilot in command
- AICUS - acting in command under supervision
- CIR - Command Instrument Rating
- OBS - Omni bearing selector/selection
- OBI - Omni bearing indicator
- CDI - Course deviation indicator/indication
Unless otherwise stated or configured, the following information applies to the examination questions
IREX Examination Aircraft Data
Type - Twin piston-engine, Callsign - VH-OZY, Max. AUW - less than 5700 kg, Speed - Cruise TAS 180 knots, Aircraft Performance Category – B, Cross-wind component - 20 knots maximum for take-off or landing, Tail wind component 10 knots maximum for take-off or landing.
The aircraft is fully equipped and serviceable for a CHTR flight under IFR. The aircraft does NOT have oxygen, pressurisation, de-icing/anti-icing, or auto feathering.
Equipment fitted includes:
- 2 x GNSS units, TSO-C146a (IFR approved).
- 1 x VOR/ILS with glideslope and marker beacon receiver.
- 1 x fixed card ADF.
- Mode S transponder (ADS-B OUT).
- 3 axis autopilot, no flight director nor approach-capable system.
- 2 x VHF radios.
- 1 x HF radio.
- Weather radar with 30 kW output rating.
- Life jackets.
- Life raft.
Unless otherwise stated in the question, assume all navigation aids and aircraft equipment are serviceable, GNSS RAIM is available, and you are qualified to fly as PIC, all instrument procedures based on these navigation aids (in any combination). The GNSS units fitted to the aircraft are deemed to be capable of RNAV 5, RNAV 2, RNAV 1, RNP 2, RNP 1 and RNP APCH (LNAV only) in accordance with para 10.2 of CAO 20.91.
Unless otherwise stated in the question, the examination relates to CHTR flight operating to IFR procedures.
- Company fuel policy is based on CAAP 234-1(2)
- All fuel calculations will be in minutes.
- Do not separately plan climbs and descents
- Assume holding consumption equals cruise consumption
- Do not add any time allowance for taxi, instrument approaches and overshoots