The Flight Instructor Course
The Flight Instructor Course requires the applicant to should have either a CPL, or if it’s a PPL then you must have more than 200 hours total time. This must include 150 hours in command and have passes in the CPL theory examinations (Except for instructing LAPL).
In addition to this, the pilot must have 30 hours on the class of aircraft on which the course is to be taken. These five must be within the preceding six months. An entry flight test with our FIC instructor must be flown.
Upon completion of the course, an assessment of competence will be taken with an approved Flight Instructor Examiner.
How we conduct the course:
The course will be done over any period of time with no restriction to the number of students on each course. However it is usually condensed in to Monday – Friday over a 4-5 week period (weather permitting). The course will be conducted at Elstree Aerodrome.
The course consists of 30 hours of instruction, up to 5 of these hours may be flown as mutual time with another Flight Instructor course student, and 125 hours of ground school.
(The supervisory restriction can be lifted once the instructor has completed at least 100 hours of flight instruction, and has authorised 25 student solo flights.)