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Learn how to teach the PPL syllabus so you can pass on your flying knowledge.

Course Details

  • 30 hours total flight time

  • 125 ground tuition

  • Up to 5 hours of the course may be completed with another student as a dummy candidate

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About the course

The Flight Instructor Rating teaches you how to teach the PPL(A) syllabus to new pilots. Before the course you will be required to conduct a pre course assessment flight. This is to ensure that you have the capacity to teach whilst flying the aircraft.
The course will go through the PPL syllabus with the FI Instructor explaining how to teach each lesson. You will then practice at teaching the syllabus to the FI Instructor acting as a dummy student, making various mistakes. If another person is doing the course, up to 5 hours of the flying may be done mutually, with the other candidate acting as a “dummy student”.
The course also consists of 125 hours of ground school which cover, in detail, the PPL syllabus as well as teach techniques. The course finishes with an assessment of competence with a qualified examiner which consists of a combination of ground and flight exercises.

Pre-entry Requirements

  • Hold a valid PPL(A) or CPL(A)

  • EASA Class 1 or Class 2 medical (before licence issue)

  • 200 hours total flight time

  • 150 hours pilot in command

  • 30 hours on aircraft type (SEP)

  • 5 hours on aircraft type (SEP) in the previous 6 months)

  • Passed CPL/ATPL Theoretical Knowledge Examinations

  • Completed a cross country flight of 300nm/540km with 2 landings away from the point of departure.

  • Have completed a pre course assessment flight at Westair to assess your suitability.

  • Minimum age for licence issue: 18 years

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