Flight Instructor (Airplane)

An applicant for the flight instructor (airplane) license must be at least 18 years old.

In order to be approved for the flight training, an applicant must:

  • Have at least 200 hours of total time, including 100 hours of Pilot-in-Command (PIC) if one holds an airline transport pilot’s license ATPL(A) or a commercial pilot’s license CPL(A). If the applicant possesses a private pilot’s license PPL(A) the required PIC time increases to 150 hours.
  • Fulfill the theoretical knowledge requirements of a commercial pilot CPL(A) listed in the AMC FCL 1.40(b)
  • Have at least 30 hours on single-engine piston airplanes, of which 5 hours must be from within the last 6 months before the practical examination listed in section (f)
  • Have completed 10 hours of practical flight training under instrument conditions (IR), from which not more than 5 hours can be done in a flight-training device FNPT.
  • Have completed at least 20 hours of navigational cross-country flights as the Pilot-in-Command (PIC), of which one flight had to be at least 540 KM (300NM) with two full stop landings on two different airports.
  • Within the last 6 months preceding the official flight training, the applicant must have passed an initial check flight with a certified flight instructor under JAR-FCL 1.330(f), based on JAR FCL 1.240. The check flight will be an overall insight of the capabilities of the applicant, and an assessment whether the candidate has the ability to go through the flight instructor course.
  • Have completed the required theoretical knowledge ground school.

The flight instructor course encompasses 118 hours of ground school, including seminars and exercises.

The practical portion of the course encompasses 30 hours of flight training. An applicant will be able to enroll into the course if one fulfills the requirements mentioned above.