For adding IR examination privileges to a CRE(A) rating or for getting a standalone IRE(A), FCL.1005 and FCL.1010 require, among other things, an IRI(A):
FCL.1010.IRE IRE — Prerequisites
Is an FI-IR rating equivalent in this case or is there really a “hard” requirement for an IRI(A)? The regs do not make this clear, unfortunately.
Certainly in the UK an FI with (g) privileges is equivalent I understand
Ok, that is my understanding as well. Otherwise the IFR- and IFR-instruction requirements in FCL.1010 would not make sense, as you cannot even get an IRI(A) with those. Let’s see if my CAA agrees when the time comes…
I guess so. I guess that is not so common to have “pure” IRI(A) people. Most of them come from FI and onwards. Interesting that I did not make it more clear in the rule.