The ground instruction includes 25 hours of teaching and learning and at least 100 hours of theoretical knowledge instruction. The theoretical knowledge subjects are taken from the PPL / LAPL syllabus. The subjects are:
During the course the student instructor will practice giving ground lessons to the FIC instructor.
You will receive at least 30 hours of flight instruction, 25 hours of dual flight instruction and 5 hours of dual or mutual flying, that is 2 student instructors flying together to practice flight demonstrations
The air exercises are taken from the PPL(A) syllabus but with additions to cover the needs of the FI(A)
After successfully completing the training, you will go forward to an independent Flying Instructor Examiner for an Assessment of Competence (AoC). This should be carried out within 6 months of completion of the training otherwise a refresher package is required.
An applicant for an FI(A) Rating must produce logbook evidence of having met the following requirements:-
Candidates who have completed a CRI, IRI, or TRI course may be credited with the teaching and learning elements as detailed in FCL.915 (c). Any abbreviation of an approved course of training will be subject to prior approval of the Authority (SARG), approval must be given before training begins.