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Flight Instructor

The Aim:

On completion of the Flight Instructor Course (FIC) a pilot will have the ability to instruct a student to the level required for the issue of PPL (A), including theoretical knowledge instruction.

Entry Requirements:

The following are mandatory JAR pre-entry requirements:
  1. Hold a valid pilots licence, which includes a valid Single Engine Piston (Land) rating
  2. Meet the knowledge requirements for the grant of a JAR CPL (A)
  3. Have at least a CPL (A) or have completed at least 200 hours of flight time of which 150 hours as Pilot-in-
  4. Command if holding a PPL (A)
  5. Have completed at least 30 hours on Single Engine Piston powered aeroplanes of which at least 5 hours
  6. shall be in the 6 months preceding the pre-entry flight test)
  7. Have completed at least 10 hours instrument flight instruction of which up to 5 may be in a simulator.
  8. Have completed 20 hours cross-country flight time as PIC of aeroplanes including a cross country flight of 540km (300nm) with full-stop landings at two other aerodromes
  9. Passed a specific pre-entry flight test within the 6 months preceding the start of the course

Course Description:

Flight Instruction comprises of 30 hours of flight training of which 25 hours will be dual instruction and 5 hours will be mutual flying with another student instructor or qualified FI to practise flight demonstrations. During the dual instruction, student instructor will learn how to demonstrate all of the PPL exercisesevaluate a student’s performance and correct student errors.

Flight Instruction can be carried out in a Cessna 152 or C172. A Cessna 152 will be used however for demonstrating stalling and spinning and mutual flying. Spinning can also be undertaken in a full aerobatic C152 Aerobat. The ground school comprises of 125 hours of theoretical knowledge instruction. During this time a student instructor will refresh their theoretical knowledge and learn how to teach, prepare and give technical lectures and conduct pre-flight briefs.


The course is full time Monday to Sunday and lasts between 5 and 6 weeks dependent on weather conditions. A part-time course may be offered. Please call to discuss.


Course Element Hours Cost Per Hour Cost for Course
FIC 31 £200 Total: £ 6,200.00

Option One (30 hours in a Cessna 152) | Option Two (23 hours in a C172 plus 7 hours in a Cessna 152)

Additional Cost:

  • Hire of Aircraft for pre-entry flight test C152 (approx 50mins)
  • Pre-entry flight Test Fee
  • Hire of Aircraft for Skills Test in PA28 (approx 1:40)
  • Examiners Fee
  • CAA Fee for FI Rating Issue

Additional charges are Examiner Fees and plane hire for skills test. We will tailor a course to suit your needs – we can provide residential courses if that is what you require and will take care of all your needs prior to arrival.

Contact us via email to find out more or for further information, please call us on: +441234752272

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