The Flight Instructor license allows individuals to provide theoretical and practical training for future pilots obtaining PPL(A) and CPL(A) lecences.
- First class medical certificate
- Valid CPL(A) licence or PPL(A) with total flight time no less than 200 hours consisting of:
- 150 or more hours as a pilot-in-command;
- No less than 30 hours (minimum 5 hours within the last 6 months) in SEP Class airplane;
- Pilot-in-Command on route with SEP Class airplane – no less than 20 hours (at least one leg distance, not less than 540 km (300 nm));
- Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) experience – no less than 10 hours.
125 lesson hours of classroom instruction of the subjects:
– the learning discourse
– the process of a lesson
– basics of training
– applied learning methods on theory and practise
– development of training program
– human performance with respect to flight training
– dangers simulating breakdowns during flight training
– night rating
30 flight lessons on an one-engine aircraft, 25 hours of which have to be flown together with an apprenticeable FI instructor, including 5 exceptional flight conditions on an aerobatic aircraft.
5 flight lessons being part of a team with another applicant for FI(A)
The applicant is flying the aircraft sitting on the right-hand-side, the FI-I is simulating the student pilot.
Theoretical training takes about 3 weeks. Overall ground training and flight training may take about 2 months including CAA examination and may vary depending on weather conditions.
1 theory examination and 1 practical examination with certified CAA examiner
Be aware of
Your rating will be valid for 3 years from the date of issue and must be renewed by any of theTWO of the following methods:
Completing a flight test with a CAA approved Flight Instructor Examiner in the proceeding 12 months before expiry.
Complete 100 instructional hours, 30 in the last 12 months of rating validity.
Attending a CAA approved seminar within the proceeding 12 months before expiry.