Night Instructor Training Course

Course AIM

The aim of the Night Rating Instructor course is to train holders of a FI(A) to teach the night rating syllabus. The course is normally integrated in the FI(A) course, however, this is not always possible due to weather and seasonal time constraints.


General. An applicant for an instructor certificate shall be at least 18 years of age.

An applicant for or the holder of an instructor certificate with privileges to conduct flight instruction in an aircraft shall:

  1. Hold at least the licence and, where relevant, the rating for which flight instruction is to be given.
  2. Except in the case of the flight test instructor, have:
    1. Completed at least 15 hours of flight as a pilot on the class or type of aircraft on which flight instruction is to be given, of which a maximum of 7 hours may be in an FSTD representing the class or type of aircraft, if applicable; or
    2. Passed an assessment of competence for the relevant category of instructor on that class or type of aircraft.
  3. Be entitled to act as PIC on the aircraft during such flight instruction.

Course duration

The Night Instructor Rating course will last approximately half a day. The course will start at approximately 14:00 hours depending on the commencement of official night and local airport opening times. The course will integrate the theoretical knowledge, briefings and air exercise.

Flying time

In accordance with AMC1 FCL.930 FI Exercise 19. The course will comprise 1 hour of flight training.

Ground school

The 2 hours of theoretical knowledge instruction covers elements from the PPL(A) Night Rating syllabus and should already be known by the applicant.

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