Flight Instructor Course
The Flight Instructor Course is a professional rating enabling you to provide flight instruction for the purposes of a person becoming qualified for the grant of a license. The course combines ground briefings, ground instruction techniques, a review of all the technical subjects and the flying of each exercise.
IAA Requirements are as follows:
Minimum age 18
Applicants must have met the knowledge requirements for either CPL(H) or ATPL(H)
Minimum of 250 hours flight time in a helicopter, including 100 Pilot in Command (PIC) of which 10 hours should be conducting a cross country flight
Applicants must hold a IAA class 1 medical Pass a pre-entry skills test with our course instructor within the preceding 6 months of the course start date (this will assess your ability to undertake the course)
Ground School & Exams
Flight Training: The flight instructor’s course consists of a minimum of 30 hours flight training
Ground school: Ground school for the FI course consists of a minimum of 120 hours which covers all 27 exercises included within the PPL(H) syllabus and how to teach them.
Skills Test: The skills test consists of the applicant demonstrating to a IAA examiner their ability to instruct a student pilot to the required level for the issue of a PPL(H) both on the ground through briefings and in the air with flight lessons.