Flight instructor course
After completing your commercial pilot license you have little or no experience. Most jobs out there in the job market require at least 1,000 hours or more before even being considered for getting hired. It takes time and effort to attain these hours by just flying pleasure and charter flights. However by adding the flight instructor rating to your license, you will be way more efficient than just a commercial pilot. This means you can train students to the level you are at right now. You will easily fly hundreds more hours and you will achieve that 1,000 hour threshold in no time.
The road to Flight Instructor
The training course is, like our CPL(H) course, a full time scheduled programme which takes about 4 to 6 weeks depending on the weather. The training will be based on 30 hours of flight training and a two-week ground school. Either way, the course may be one of the most intensive you have ever taken, but it is also a very enjoyable course. Once you flight instructor rating passed you will not only generate experience hours fast, you will also keep the flying in mind, as it should be by the book. You will teach your students a lot of emergency procedures, which keeps your own knowledge at a fantastic level.
In the first part of your FI career, you are restricted to only train to a certain level only. By adding experience through training students, you will fast lose your restriction and you can continue training students at CPL level. And even if you want to go further, running the flight instructor course is one the possibilities. Here at HeliCentre Aviation Academy, we offer you on request the chance to build those experience hours and make a living out of flying helicopters. Widen your horizon with instructing. You can continue adding small skills to your FI license and teach night flying, become an examiner, FI instructor and why not one day end up as our new head of training. These are all possibilities and it will make you a very safe pilot.
Minimum requirement to enrol:
- Minimum experience hours: 219