EASA Flight Instructor & Flight Instrument Instructor Course
Of the Course
The EASA FI(A) rating allows you to conduct ground and flight instruction for the issue of EASA PPL(A) and class and type ratings for SEP airplanes. Until you have completed at least 100 hours of flight instruction and, in addition, has supervised at least 25 student solo flights, the privileges of the rating are restricted. The restrictions will be removed from the rating when the above requirements have been met and on the recommendation of the supervising EASA FI(A).
The theoretical training is an integral part of FI(A) rating course. It can be done concurrently with the flight training or used as a separate ground training course. The theoretical training is divided into 3 stages and includes 125 hours.
During your practical skill test, you will be assessed on your ability to operate the aircraft from the right-hand seat and demonstrate your ability to conduct all maneuvers accurately and within limits. You will need to demonstrate your ability to teach on the ground and in the air and to maintain safe operations of the aircraft in all situations during the student’s learning process.
The practical training consists of at least 30 hours of flight instruction and is divided into 2 stages.
At least hold a PPL
The pilot must have at least a commercial pilot license
Hold Class 2 Medical Certificate
To be proficient in the English language
Instrument Rating Flight Instructor Course (A)
Of the Course
Many pilots wishing to enter professional aviation positions become Flight Instructors in order to gain the necessary experience. The Instrument Rating Instructor – EASA IRI(A) rating allows you to conduct flight instruction for the Instrument Rating – EASA IR(A) and class and type ratings for SEP airplanes.
The IRI(A) training course includes 25 hours of teaching and learning instruction and 10 hours of technical training, including revision of instrument theoretical knowledge, the preparation of lesson plans and the development of classroom instructional skills. If you hold or have held an Flight Instructor certificate, you shall be fully credited towards the 25 hours of teaching and learning instruction.
The Instrument Rating Instructor training comprises at least 10 hours of flight instruction on an airplane. In case you are an FI(A) holder, the number of hours is reduced to 5.
During the training, you will become familiar with the training airplane, review the maneuvers and exercises required to execute as an instrument rating instructor and you will learn how to teach these maneuvers to an instrument rating student. You will gain the proficiency to train a student to the level of proficiency required to obtain an instrument rating.
During your practical skill test you will be assessed on your ability to operate the aircraft from the right-hand seat and demonstrate your ability to conduct all maneuvers accurately and within limits and respect all regulations and limitation specific of IFR flights.