Over approximately 8-10 weeks (studying full-time) you will learn the following:
- Ground Training - 125 hours of theoretical knowledge instruction. This covers the following subjects:
- Air Law
- Aircraft General Knowledge
- Flight Performance and Planning
- Human Performance and Limitations
- Operational Procedures
- Principles of Flight and Communications
- Flight Training - at least 30 hours flying including flight instruction, 5 of which may be mutual flying, (2 student instructors flying together to practice flight demonstrations).
An applicant for an FI (A) certificate should have:
- Hold at least a CPL(A); or hold at least a PPL(A) and have passed the CPL theoretical knowledge examination and completed at least 200 hours of flight time on aeroplanes or TMGs, of which 150 hours as PIC;
- Have completed a VFR cross-country flight as PIC, including a flight of at least 540 km (300 NM) in the course of which full stop landings at 2 different aerodromes shall be made;
- Have received at least 10 hours of instrument flight instruction on the appropriate aircraft category, of which not more than 5 hours may be instrument ground time in an FSTD;
- Have completed at least 30 hours on single-engine piston powered aeroplanes of which at least 5 hours shall have been completed during the 6 months preceding the pre-entry flight test.
- Have completed 20 hours of VFR cross-country flight on the appropriate aircraft category as PIC.
Upon successful completion of the training, a skill test will be taken with a Flight Instructor Examiner (FIE). This must be carried out within 6 months of the completion of the training and failure to do so will result in the need for extra training.
Please contact our Admissions team for further information.
Career opportunities and bursaries
Upon successful completion of the course, newly qualified instructors will have the opportunity to be interviewed for a position at FTA Global. The Honorable Company of Air Pilots offer bursaries for instructors and more information can be found here: Flying Bursaries