Flight Instructor Training FI(A)
On completion of the Flight Instructor Course a pilot will have the ability to instruct a student to the level required for the issue of PPL(A), including theoretical knowledge instruction. The following are mandatory EASA pre-entry requirements:
- Hold a valid pilots licence, which includes a valid Single Engine Piston (Land) rating
- Meet the knowledge requirements for the grant of a EASA CPL (A)
- Have at least a CPL (A) or have completed at least 200 hours of flight time of which 150 hours as Pilot-in-Command if holding a PPL (A)
- Have completed at least 30 hours on Single Engine Piston powered aeroplanes of which at least 5 hours shall be in the 6 months preceding the pre-entry flight test)
- Have completed at least 10 hours instrument flight instruction of which up to 5 may be in a simulator
- Have completed 20 hours cross-country flight time as PIC of aeroplanes including a cross country flight of 540km (300nm) with full-stop landings at two other aerodromes
- Passed a specific pre-entry flight test within the 6 months preceding the start of the course
Flight instruction comprises of 30 hours of flight training of which 25 hours will be dual instruction and 5 hours can be mutual flying with another student instructor. During the dual instruction, student instructor will learn how to demonstrate all of the PPL exercises evaluate a student’s performance and correct student errors.
The ground school comprises 125 hours of theoretical knowledge instruction. During this time a student instructor will refresh their theoretical knowledge and learn how to teach, prepare and give technical lectures and conduct pre-flight briefs.