Sheffield Aero Club

Instructor Training Course

Pre-entry Requirements

  • Hold a CPL(A) or a PPL(A) with CPL Theoretical Knowledge OR PPL(A) without CPL Theoretical Knowledge to provide training for the LAPL(A) only.
  • Completed at least 200 hours of flight time on aeroplanes or TMGs, of which 150 hours are PIC.
  • 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 set out in FCL.930.
  • Have completed a VFR cross-country flight as PIC, including a flight of at least 300nm in the course of which full stop landings are made at 2 different aerodromes from the one of departure.
  • Shall have passed a specific pre-entry flight test with an FI qualified in accordance with FCL.905.

Course Structure

The Flight Instructor Course covers techniques of flight and ground instruction for all the airborne exercises in the appropriate syllabus, pre-flight and long briefing techniques, presenting and teaching & learning theory.

  • 30 hours of flight training (of which a maximum of 5 hours may be mutual flying with another FI applicant).
  • 125 hours Theoretical Knowledge to include:
    1. 40 hours tuition
    2. 78 hours teaching practice (directed self-study)
    3. 7 hours progress checks

Course Timetable

Training is conducted five days a week (weekends by arrangement) during airfield operating hours and should take approximately 5-6 weeks to complete.

Upon satisfactory completion of the course the applicant must pass an Instructor Skill Test with a Flight Instructor Examiner, which will be arranged by the club (the cost of this is NOT included in the course fee).

Post Course Operations

Once you have passed the Flight Instructor Skill Test you will have the ability to instruct a student, for remuneration, to a level for the issue of a PPL(A) and/or a LAPL(A).

Having obtained your Flight Instructor Certificate you are then able to add additional upgrades to enable you to instruct further courses including: Night, IMC, Aerobatics and Multi-Engine.

Course Price £6,800.00

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