Class Rating Instructor
Best CRI Course

The qualified Class Rating Instructor (CRI) teaches for class or type ratings, for example bi-annual renewals for the SEP or for other ratings such as towing or aerobatic. A CRI can instruct anybody that has or had a licence. CRI’s are not permitted to teach for Night Ratings or IMC/IR.

Pre-Course Entry Requirements

The CRI course prerequisites are:

(a) hold at least the licence and the rating for which flight instruction is to be given

(b) be entitled to act as PIC on the aircraft during flight instruction

(c) have flown at least 300 hours flight time as pilot of aeroplanes*

(d) have flown at least 30 hours as PIC on the applicable type or class of aeroplane

*Not including microlights



Based on Grob 115B.
(Does not include AoC costs. Additional £30 when training for EASA license.)

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Course Details

Ground School

The course includes 35 hours of ground-school, 25 hours of which is the “Train the Trainer” package from the FI course and 10 hours of technical training. This includes revision of technical knowledge, preparation of lesson plans and development of classroom/simulator instructional skills

During the course you will practice giving ground lessons to the FIC instructor giving the course

Ground-school will be integrated with the flight training maximising benefit from time spent in the air

Flight Training

3 hours of flight instruction, typically lessons taken from the PPL syllabus that are likely subjects for a CRI in the real world.

Assessment of Competence

On successful completion of the course a recommendation will be made to complete the Assessment of Competence (AoC). This must be carried out within 6 months of completion of training. Failure to do so will result in the need for extra training. The assessment of competence will be conducted by an independent FIE. The assessment of competence schedule is given below

Privileges (CRI SE)

To instruct for:

(a) the issue, revalidation or renewal of a class or type rating for non-complex non-high performance single-pilot aeroplanes, when the privileges sought by the applicant are to fly in single-pilot operations

(b) a towing or aerobatic rating for the aeroplane category, provided the CRI holds the relevant rating and has demonstrated the ability to instruct for that rating to an FIC instructor

The privileges of a CRI are restricted to the class or type of aeroplane in which the instructor assessment of competence was taken. The privileges of the CRI shall be extended to further classes or types when the CRI has completed, within the last 12 months:

(a) 15 hours flight time as PIC on aeroplanes of the applicable class or type of aeroplane

(b) 1 training flight from the right hand seat under the supervision of another CRI or FI qualified for that class or type occupying the other pilot’s seat

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