FI(A) - Flight instructor rating

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The course is designed for the applicant to be given adequate training in theoretical knowledge and flying instructional techniques based upon established teaching methods. On successful completion of the course and final test the applicant may be issued with a FI(A) rating permitting the holder to give flight training appropriate to the issue of a PPL(A) or a CPL(A) or a single-engine class rating and a night qualification.
  • An applicant for a flight instructor rating shall be at least 18 years of age;
  • License – at least a CPL(A) or completed at least 200 hours of flight time of witch 150 hours as pilot-in-command if holding a PPL(A);
  • Theoretical knowledge – met the knowledge requirements for a CPL(A);
  • An applicant for the FI(A) rating shall have completed an approved course of theoretical knowledge instruction and flight training at an approved ATO;
  • Completed at least 30 hours on single-engine piston powered aeroplanes of which at least five hours shall been completed during the six months preceding the pre-entry flight test;
  • Receive at least 10 hours instrument flight instruction of witch not more than five hours may be instrument ground time in a FNTP or a flight simulator;
  • Completed at least 20 hours of cross-country flight as pilot-in-command, including a flight totaling not less that 540 km (300 nm) in the course of which full stop landings at two different aerodromes shall be made.
Description Time / Hours
Flying with Cessna 152/150
Flying with FNPT II simulator
Preflight briefing
FI(A) theory learning
Flight exam with CAA examiner
Flights – 30:00
Theory - 125