Moving some print material

I have decided to move some of the training materials to

In order to cover the costs of this site, users can now download the Understanding CAO.IRI FTL 2016 instructional document as a kindle readable document, or order a hard copy from Amazon.



Welcome to Understanding CAO.IRI FTL 2016.

A site dedicated to share information concerning the Flight Time Limitations as established by the CAO.IRI (Iran). The regulations are very similar to the EASA FTL, but users should understand that differences do exist.

I will present the information in a generic manner to allow the commercial operators and Crew members, a baselined starting point.

Readers are encouraged to:

  • Add any questions should any information be unclear
  • Point out problems with interpretations being presented
  • Advise of any missing information


None of these interpretations are endorsed, or approved by the CAO.IRI.  Always check the approved OPSPEC and Operations Manual