Becoming an instructor is a great way to build your hours and really expand on your ability as a pilot. You will learn many new flying techniques and develop your communication skills which are vital to becoming a good instructor.
Instructing is a very rewarding career and there are many job opportunities available. The Flight Instructor Rating (FIR) is split into two components; the theory component and the flying.
The theory component consists of one exam called principle methods of instruction (PMI) which is all about teaching methods and dealing with different kinds of student personalities.
The flying component consists of 40 hours in the air and also covers lesson briefings in depth which you must be able to present.
This course includes 40 hours flying training
Our instructor rating course is a 10 week full time course (5 days a week)
You will be taught how to deliver lesson briefings and principle methods of instruction (PMI)
Required every 2 years
Must hold a valid Australian PPL licence or higher
250 hours flight time as a pilot and:
100 Hours as Pilot in Command
The instructor rating course must be completed full time and you must be available to attend the course for 10 weeks, 5 days a week.
Flight Instructor Rating Course (FIR)
10 week Full Time course (9am – 3pm 5 days a week)
40 Hours Flying Training in R22 helicopter (Weight Limit 109kg)