- What are the course requirements?
- At least 18 years old
- Hold at least current CPL(A)
- Have completed at least 20 hours of VFR cross-country flight as PIC
- At least 30 hours on single-engine piston-powered airplanes
- Has passed a specific pre-entry flight test with an FI qualified as in FCL.905.FI(i) (the flight instructor with the privileges to instruct for FI(A)) within the 6 months
If the applicant holds PPL(A)
- Meet the requirements for a CPL(A) or ATPL(A) theoretical knowledge,
- Has received at least 10 hours instrument flight instruction
- Completed at least 200 hours of flight time of which 150 hours as PIC
- Completed a VFR cross-country flight as PIC, including a flight of at least 540 km (300 NM) in the course of which full-stop landings at 2 different aerodromes
- Night rating
The aim of the course is to train aircraft licence holders to the level of competence to the level of competence defined in FCL.920.
The flight instruction contains air exercises similar to those used for training of PPL(A) but with additional items designed to cover the needs of an FI and long briefings.
Theoretical knowledge includes 10 subjects
- The learning process
- The teaching process
- Training Philosophies
- Techniques of applied instruction
- Student evaluation and testing
- Training programme development,
- Human performance and limitations relevant to flight instruction
- Specific hazards involved in simulating systems failures and malfunctions
- Night flying instructions
- Training administration
- 25 hours of teaching and learning
- 100 hours of theoretical knowledge instruction, including progress tests,
- 30 hours of flight instruction, of which 25 hours are dual flight instruction, and the remaining 5 hours may be mutual flying (two students flying together to practice flight demonstrations).