On completion of the Flight Instructor Course (FIC) you pilot will have the ability to instruct a student to the level required for the issue of PPL (A), including theoretical knowledge instruction. The following are mandatory EASA pre-entry requirements:
Hold a valid pilots licence, which includes a valid Single Engine Piston (Land) rating
Meet the knowledge requirements for the grant of a EASA CPL (A)
Have at least a CPL (A) or have completed at least 200 hours of flight time of which 150 hours as Pilot-in-Command if holding a PPL (A)
Have completed at least 30 hours on Single Engine Piston powered aeroplanes of which at least 5 hours shall be in the 6 months preceding the pre-entry flight test)
Have completed at least 10 hours instrument flight instruction of which up to 5 may be in a simulator
Have completed 20 hours cross-country flight time as PIC of aeroplanes including a cross country flight of 540km (300nm) with full-stop landings at two other aerodromes
Passed a specific pre-entry flight test within the 6 months preceding the start of the course
Flight instruction comprises of 30 hours of flight training of which 25 hours will be dual instruction and 5 hours will be mutual flying with another student instructor or qualified FI to practice flight demonstrations. During the dual instruction, student instructor will learn how to demonstrate all of the PPL exercises evaluate a student’s performance and correct student errors.
The ground school comprises 125 hours of theoretical knowledge instruction. During this time a student instructor will refresh their theoretical knowledge and learn how to teach, prepare and give technical lectures and conduct pre-flight briefs. Its not just about giving the information you have to find your own style and be able to adapt to each student.
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