The aim of the Flight Instructor Certificate (FIC) course is to equip the candidate with the required competencies and knowledge to deliver ground and flight instruction for Private Pilot’s Licence; and where approved, conduct initial flight training on an integrated commercial training course at the PPL level (Phases 1 and 2).
The candidate is ‘restricted’ until he has achieved the following in accordance with Part-FCL.910.FI FI – Restricted privileges:
An applicant for an FI certificate shall:
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.
An applicant for the FI certificate shall be at least 18 years of age, and shall hold a valid Class 1 or Class 2 medical certificate. A medical certificate (also referred as “medical”) is a statement from the approved medical doctor that the applicant satisfies the health requirements to operate an aircraft in flight. To enrol on the FI(A) course, an applicant shall complete the application form and pay the course deposit.
An applicant shall have achieved English proficiency at Level 6 as a minimum requirement of language skill, as evidenced by their licence.
The FI(A) Course will be conducted either full-time or part-time to suit candidate requirements. Full time courses will operate 5 days a week from 0900 to 1700 or later if the night qualification is required. The course is expected to take 6 weeks but is subject to weather. Part time courses are expected to take a minimum of 30 working days, and a maximum period of 6 months. The course will integrate the theoretical knowledge, briefings and airborne exercises.
In case of an FI(A), at least 30 hours of flight instruction, of which 25 hours shall be dual flight instruction.
25 hours of teaching and learning.
At least 100 hours of theoretical knowledge instruction, including progress tests.