Flight Instructor Rating


The Flight Instructor Rating allows the holder to teach students to fly.  There is intensive ground and flight training, but the Flight Instructor Rating makes the candidate a very knowledgeable and very competent pilot. This is often a pilot’s first job in the industry.  It is a great way to build hours, and help others start a flying career.

 

PREREQUISITES

A Commercial Pilot’s License or Airline Transport Pilot License

  • A valid Category 1 Medical

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • 20 hours of instrument time
    • 10 hours of which must be in an airplane
  • 25 hours of ground instruction
  • Applicants must pass a written exam with a grade of at least 70%
    • All of the 25 hour ground instruction must be complete before attempting the written examination
    • 50% of the flight training must be complete before attempting the written examination
  • 30 hours of dual flight instruction
    • 5 of these hours must be on instrument flight training techniques
  • The candidate must successfully complete a flight test