The Flight Instructor Rating is available to both private and professional pilots. This qualification demands high standards of behaviour and professionalism. Your trainee’s knowledge will come from you and your attitudes will be reflected in their behaviour as a pilot.
It is a great addition to anyone who is looking to expand their knowledge and skills and pass them on to the next generation of pilots.
Like many ratings the Flight Instructor Rating needs to be kept up to date through refresher courses, which can also be done with CEFA.
The following prerequisites apply for an initial instructor rating:
- Pass a theoretical and practical assessment.
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Have received at least 10 hours of instrument flight instruction for the appropriate category of aircraft, including at most 5 hours of instrument flight on the ground in an FSTD.
- Have carried out 20 hours of VFR cross-country flight as pilot-in-command (PIC) in the appropriate category of aircraft.
- Have completed at least 250 hours of flying time as a helicopter pilot, including at least 100 hours as PIC if the candidate holds at least a CPL(H), or at least 200 hours as PIC if the candidate holds at least a PPL(H) and has satisfied requirements related to theoretical knowledge for the CPL.
A Refresher Course must be done periodically to improve your performance as a flight instructor and keep your rating valid.
It involves ground instruction and depending on the case, an evaluation flight.
Experienced CEFA instructors and examiners guide you through the course material and ensure that you are up for the task of passing on your knowledge and skills.
This course can be done in groups and in any location depending on the group size.