• Course summary
    Course summary
    • Cost: £7,750
    • Location: Orlando, Florida or Cranfield, UK
    • Type: UKCAA or EASA
    • Duration: 3 weeks
  • Graduation qualifications
    Graduation qualifications
    • Basic Instrument Flying Module (BIFM)
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Pilot Training Courses

Basic Instrument Flying Module (BIFM)

Due to extremely high demand for our Integrated programmes, applications for our modular training courses are temporarily closed. If you would like to start your training right away, apply for our Integrated ATPL and become a fully qualified pilot in 70 weeks!

Our Integrated ATPL

Completed your PPL and achieved the minimum 150 hours required to continue your journey to become a professional pilot? Then it’s time to consider instrument flight training. Our Basic Instrument Flight Module (BIFM) will give you the essential skills for instrument flight rules in a single engine aircraft, and the first step towards your professional pilot career.

The BIFM is a short, three week course which you can complete from Cranfield in the UK or Orlando, Florida with our world-class multi-engine Flight Instructors. We also offer the opportunity for you to bundle your Basic Instrument Flying Module, Multi-Engine Piston Class Rating and Commercial Pilot Licence courses together at a discounted rate.

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Basic Instrument Flying Module (BIFM)

Basic Instrument Flying Module Training Footprint

  • 3 weeks Total
    duration
  • 5 hours Simulator
    time
  • 6 hours flight
    time

Basic Instrument Flying Module (BIFM)

Basic Instrument Flying Module Course Cost

£7,750 - Including Accommodation (Orlando)

 What is included in the course price?

  • All aspects required to earn your BIFM
  • Flight Test and Licence Application Fees
  • Travel to and accommodation in Orlando

 Additional costs to consider:

  • Class 1 Medical
  • Travel and accommodation (if you choose to train in Cranfield, UK)
  • Daily transport cost from accommodation to training location (if applicable)
  • Personal living costs
  • Insurances

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Basic Instrument Flying Module (BIFM)

Accommodation

Sanford Florida: The Lofts at Eden (or similar), Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.

  • Apartments with shared kitchen and lounge. Shuttle service to Academy
  • Walking distance to shops, restaurants and entertainment
  • Fitness centre and swimming pool

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Basic Instrument Flying Module (BIFM)

Basic Instrument Flying Module Entry Criteria

To enrol on our Basic Instrument Flying Module course you will need to meet the following entry criteria:

Experience 

Age and height

  • 17+ to submit an application. 18+ to commence training
  • Height between 5 ft. 2 in. (157 cm) and 6 ft. 3 in. (191 cm). Applicants outside of this may still apply to our Basic Instrument Flying Module will need an ergonomic assessment

Language

  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)
  • Non-native English speakers must achieve level 5.5 individual and overall in IELTS or equivalent ICAO level 4 prior to start of training

Visas (depending on if you take our BIFM course in the UK or U.S.A.)

  • Unrestricted right to live, study and work in the UK (e.g. UK national, EU national with settled or pre-settled status)
  • If required: Meet the United Kingdom Visa & Immigration Service requirements to qualify for a Visitor (study for six months or less) or Student visa (study for more than six months)
  • If required, obtain / be able to obtain M-1 Student Visa for your flight training in the U.S.A.

Medical

Selection

  • Competency interview at point of entry
  • Log book review

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Basic Instrument Flying Module (BIFM)

Why Train With L3Harris?

Whether you choose to enrol on our BIFM course in Sanford, Florida or Cranfield, you'll benefit from a glass-cockpit fleet, top class instruction and world-renowned facilities.

All aircraft in our world-class training fleet are equipped with Flight Data Monitoring technology. You and your Instructor get detailed feedback on all flights. Why does this benefit you in becoming airline ready? L3Harris' airline customers and partners use this very technology, or similar!

We also offer you the opportunity to bundle your Basic Instrument Flying Module, Multi-Engine Piston Class Rating and Commercial Pilot Licence courses together at a discounted rate.

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Basic Instrument Flying Module FAQs

Do you offer financial advice?

At L3Harris Airline Academy, we are unable to offer financial advice, which is why we are working with the teams from Morrinson Wealth and Parallel Wealth Management to bring you expert financial advice to help you explore the options available to you.

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What are your funding options for Basic Instrument Flying Module training

All of our training programmes are self-funded.

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Can I choose where I do my Basic Instrument Flying Module?

Your Basic Instrument Flying Module training can take place at either Cranfield, UK or Florida, U.S. If you choose to train in Florida, your accommodation will be included.

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