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FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR RATING

Looking to complete a Flight Instructor Rating in Melbourne.  A flight Instructor rating is a popular choice for many pilots looking to obtain their first flying position after completing their Commercial Pilot Licence.

FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR RATING MELBOURNE COURSE DATES

Course Dates:

4 November 2020Course Full

1 February 2021 – 

12 April 2021 –

4 July  2021 –

7 STEPS TO COMPLETE THE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR RATING 

  1. Complete Principle and Methods of Instruction course
  2. Pass Pilot Instructor Rating exam (PIRC)
  3. Complete and conduct pre-flight and mass instructor briefings
  4. Complete air exercises and practice instructor technique
  5. Complete spin recovery training
  6. Pre-Rating Briefing and Test Flight
  7. Flight Instructor Rating (FIR) Test

Becoming a flying instructor enables you to not only refine your personnel flying skills and increase your knowledge, it also helps you to gain flight hours while teaching the next generation of aspiring pilots.

Before you consider the Flight Instructor Course ensure you are passionate about the role.  If you really feel that you don’t have the patience or teaching is just not your thing,  then we suggest you look at completing your Multi Engine Instrument Rating  or another rating that you will enjoy.

A flying instructor is an exciting and rewarding career with great responsibility whether you decide to do it short or long term.

BENEFITS OF COMPLETING FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR RATING

  • The role of a flight instructor is challenging
  • You’ll feel rewarded knowing you have passed on knowledge to help someone succeed in aviation
  • Refine your own flying skills and knowledge
  • Get more experience for the next flying position you have sights on
  • Meet amazing people and personalities
  • Employment for Instructors is in demand
  • Fly and get paid for it

THE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR RATING COURSE

Our flight instructor course is set by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and follows the manual of standards MOS Part 61.

Flight Instructor Rating text books

WEEK 1 (FIR)

  • Principle and Methods of Instruction (PMI)
  • Flight Instructor Manual tips
  • How to structure a brief (pre-flight & mass)
  • How to align your brief with MOS Part 61
  • Effects of Controls brief (sample & demo)
  • Talk like TED (public speaking skills)
  • Presentation (trainee’s) – Effects of control brief
  • Flight training Lesson 1 – Effects of control

WEEK 2 (FIR)

  • Principle and Methods of Instruction (PMI)
  • Flight Instructor Manual tips
  • Straight & Level brief (sample & demo)
  • Presentation (trainee’s) – Straight & Level brief
  • Flight Training Lesson 2 – Straight & Level
  • Practice flight training sequences

Week 3 (FIR)

  • Principle and Methods of Instruction (PMI)
  • Flight Instructor Manual tips
  • Climbing & Descending brief (sample & demo)
  • Presentation (trainee’s) – Climb/Descend brief
  • Flight Training Lesson 3 – Climbing and Descending
  • Turning brief (sample & demo)
  • Presentation (trainee’s) – Turning
  • Flight Training Lesson 4 – Turning

Week 4 (FIR)

  • Flight Instructor Manual tips
  • Stalling brief (sample & demo)
  • Presentation (trainee’s) – Stalling brief
  • Flight Training Lesson 5 – Stalling
  • Circuits Introduction brief (sample & demo)
  • Presentation (trainee’s) – Circuits
  • Flight Training Lesson 6 – Circuits
  • Practice flight training sequences

Week 5 (FIR)

  • Presentation (trainee’s) – Lessons 1 – 5 practice
  • Circuits – Flapless & Missed Approach brief (sample & demo)
  • Presentation (trainee’s) – Circuits: Flapless & Missed Approach
  • Flight Training Lesson 7 – Circuits: Flapless & Missed Approach
  • Debriefing – Identifying skill gaps
  • Revision – Flight Training sequences Lesson 1- 5

Week 6 (FIR)

  • Circuits – Crosswind, Short Field & Circuit Emergencies (sample & demo)
  • Presentation (trainee’s) – Circuits: Crosswind, Short Field & Circuit Emergencies
  • Flight Training Lesson 8 – Circuits: Crosswind, Short Field & Circuit Emergencies
  • Practice flight training sequences

Week 7 (FIR)

  • Advanced Stalling brief (sample & demo)
  • Presentation (trainees) – Advanced Stalling
  • Flight Training Lesson 9 – Advanced Stalling
  • Forced Landings brief (sample & demo)
  • Presentation (trainees) – Forced Landings
  • Flight Training Lesson 10 – Forced Landings
  • Practice flight training sequences

Week 8 (FIR)

  • Precautionary Search & Landing brief (sample & demo)
  • Presentation (trainees) – Precautionary Search & Landing
  • Flight Training Lesson 10 – Precautionary Search & Landing
  • Basic Instrument Flight brief (sample & demo)
  • Presentation (trainees) – Basic Instrument Flight
  • Flight Training Lesson 11 – Basic Instrument Flight
  • Practice flight training sequences

Week 9 (FIR)

  • Navigation brief (sample & demo)
  • Presentation (trainees) – Navigation
  • Flight Training Lesson 12 – Navigation
  • Feedback on trainee performance, identify gaps
  • Revision on pre-flight & mass briefs
  • Rules and regulations for the flight instructor
  • Preparing your student for the flight test (FIR) flight test form

Week 10 (FIR)

  • Revision on pre-flight & mass briefs
  • I don’t get it – How to answer using more than one example
  • Stump the instructor – really test your knowledge
  • Debriefing – your instructor will identify your weaker points and help work on them
  • Practice briefings and flight training

Week 11 (FIR)

  • Refine your pre-flight and mass briefs
  • Refine all flight training sequences
  • Documentation preparation for new students
  • SOP’s
  • Pre licence test

Week 12 (FIR)

  • Refine your pre-flight and mass briefs
  • Refine all flight training sequences
  • Flight Instructor Rating Test

FURTHER TRAINING FOR THE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR

Once you have completed your Flight Instructor Rating you may like to make the resume stand out against the competition by furthering your training and completing additional endorsements.

Depending on what your plan is and of course your budget it is something to consider.

The next steps for a qualified flight Instructor is:

  • Instrument Rating Training endorsement
  • Night VFR Training Endorsement
  • Multi-Engine Training Endorsement

INSTRUMENT RATING TRAINING ENDORSEMENT

 

NIGHT VFR TRAINING ENDORSEMENT (NVFR)

NVFR Training Cost

MULTI-ENGINE TRAINING ENDORSEMENT

 

multi engine endorsement

 

  • Aeronautical Experience Requirements

    Total flight time of 200 hours, 100 hours must be pilot in command (PIC)

  • Theory Requirements

    Complete the Pilot Instructor Rating Exam (PIRC)

     

  • Educational Requirements

    Tertiary Qualifications in Education, Certificate IV TAE or completed an approved Principle and Methods of Instruction (PMI) course.

More Information
  • Cost

    $23,634.00

  • Aircraft

    Cessna 172, Cessna 152 Aerobat

  • Flight Hours

    33 hours

  • Study Mode

    Full Time 12 Weeks, Part Time 6-12 Months

  • Prerequisites

    • Commercial Pilot Licence, Private Pilot Licence