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Flight Instructor Course (FI)

On completion of the Flight Instructor Course (FIC) 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


Course Description:

Flight instruction comprises of 30 hours of flight training of which 25 hours will be dual instruction and 5 hours will be mutual flying with another student instructor or qualified FI to practise flight demonstrations. 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.

Please get in touch if you would like further details on the FI course and which schools we recommend.

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