FI CourseFLIGHT INSTRUCTOR COURSE
PRIVILIGES of the holder of a FI(A):
- To conduct flight instruction for the issue of a LAPL(A), PPL(A) and class and type ratings for single-engine airplanes.
- Until the holder of a FI(A) rating has completed at least 100 hours 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 FI(A).
- To conduct flight instruction for the issue of a CPL(A) in the appropriate aircraft category, provided that the FI has completed at least 500 hours of flight time as a pilot on that aircraft category, including at least 200 hours of flight instruction;
- the night rating, provided that the FI:
(1) is qualified to fly at night in the appropriate aircraft category;
(2) has demonstrated the ability to instruct at night to an FI qualified at night; and
(3) complies with the night experience requirement;
- a towing, aerobatic or, in the case of an FI(S), a cloud flying rating, provided that such privileges are held and the FI has demonstrated the ability to instruct for that rating to an FI qualified in accordance with the ratings;
- an EIR or an IR in the appropriate aircraft category, provided that the FI has:
(1) at least 200 hours of flight time under IFR, of which up to 50 hours may be instrument ground time in an FFS, an FTD 2/3 or FNPT II;
(2) completed as a student pilot the IRI training course and has passed an assessment of competence for the IRI certificate; and
(3) in addition:
for multi-engine aeroplanes, met the requirements for a CRI for multiengine aeroplanes;
COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
An applicant for an instructor certificate shall be at least 18 years of age.
First class medical certificate.
CPL(A) holder and.
- Completed 200 hours total flight time and 150 hours as pilot-in-command
- Completed 30 hours on single engine piston powered airplanes (5 hours within the preceding 6 months before pre-entry flight tests)
- Received 10 hours instrument flight instruction (of which up to 5 may be in a simulator)
- Completed 20 hours cross-country flight time as pilot-in-command including a 540 km (300 NM) cross - country flight
- Passed a specific pre-entry flight test
Applicants for an instructor certificate shall have completed a course of theoretical knowledge and flight instruction.
(a) Applicants for the FI certificate shall have passed a specific pre-entry flight test with an FI qualified in accordance with FCL.905.FI(i) within the 6 months preceding the start of the course, to assess their ability to undertake the course. This pre-entry flight test shall be based on the proficiency check for class and type ratings as set out in Appendix 9 to Part=FCL.
(b) The FI training course shall include:
(1) 25 hours of teaching and learning;
(2) at least 100 hours of theoretical knowledge instruction, including progress tests;
(3) at least 30 hours of flight instruction, of which 25 hours shall be dual flight instruction, of which 5 hours may be conducted in an FFS, an FNPT I or II or an FTD 2/3.
INSTRUCTOR COMPETENCIES AND ASSESSMENT:
All instructors shall be trained to achieve the following competences:
— Prepare resources,
— Create a climate conducive to learning,
— Present knowledge,
— Integrate Threat and Error Management (TEM) and crew resource management,
— Manage time to achieve training objectives,
— Facilitate learning,
— Assess trainee performance,
— Monitor and review progress,
— Evaluate training sessions,
— Report outcome.
ASSESSMENT OF COMPETENCE:
(a) An applicant for an instructor certificate shall pass an assessment of competence in the appropriate aircraft category to demonstrate to an examiner qualified in accordance with Subpart K the ability to instruct a student pilot to the level required for the issue of the relevant licence, rating or certificate.
(b) This assessment shall include:
(1) the demonstration of the competencies described in above, during preflight, post-flight and theoretical knowledge instruction;
(2) oral theoretical examinations on the ground, pre-flight and post-flight briefings and in-flight demonstrations in the appropriate aircraft class, type or FSTD;
(3) exercises adequate to evaluate the instructor’s competencies.
(c) The assessment shall be performed on the same class or type of aircraft or FSTD used for the flight instruction.
(d) When an assessment of competence is required for revalidation of an instructor certificate, an applicant who fails to achieve a pass in the assessment before the expiry date of an instructor certificate shall not exercise the privileges of that certificate until the assessment has successfully been completed.
Instructor certificates shall be valid for a period of 3 years.
FI — Revalidation and renewal:
(a) For revalidation of an FI certificate, the holder shall fulfil 2 of the following 3 requirements:
(i) in the case of an FI(A), at least 50 hours of flight instruction in the appropriate aircraft category during the period of validity of the certificate as, FI or examiner. If the privileges to instruct for the IR are to be revalidated, 10 of these hours shall be flight instruction for an IR and shall have been completed within the last 12 months preceding the expiry date of the FI certificate;
(ii) If the privileges to instruct for the IR are to be revalidated, 10 of these hours shall be flight instruction for an IR and shall have been completed within the last 12 months preceding the expiry date of the FI certificate;
(2) attend an instructor refresher seminar, within the validity period of the FI certificate;
(3) pass an assessment of competence in accordance with FCL.935, within the 12 months preceding the expiry date of the FI certificate.
(b) For the at least each alternate subsequent revalidation in the case of FI(A).
(c) Renewal. If the FI certificate has lapsed, the applicant shall, within a period of 12 months before renewal:
(1) attend an instructor refresher seminar;
(2) pass an assessment of competence.