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Flight Instructor Course

Flight Instructor Course - Stapleford Flight Centre

Flight Instructor Course (FI)

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. The following are mandatory EASA pre-entry requirements:

  • Hold a valid pilots licence, which includes a valid Single Engine Piston (Land) rating
  • Meet the knowledge requirements for the grant of a EASA CPL (A)
  • Have at least a CPL (A) or have completed at least 200 hours of flight time of which 150 hours as Pilot-in-Command if holding a PPL (A)
  • Have completed at least 30 hours on Single Engine Piston powered aeroplanes of which at least 5 hours shall be in the 6 months preceding the pre-entry flight test)
  • Have completed at least 10 hours instrument flight instruction of which up to 5 may be in a simulator
  • 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
  • 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 exercises evaluate a student’s performance and correct student errors.

Flight instruction can be carried out in a Cessna 152 or PA28 Piper Warrior. A Cessna 152 will be used however for demonstrating stalling and spinning and mutual flying. Spinning can also be undertaken in a full aerobatic Slingsby T67M260 Firefly.

The ground school comprises 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 training comprises:

  • 125 hours ground instruction
  • 24 hours minimum of dual instruction in the Warrior
  • 1 hours minimum of dual instruction in the Cessna 152
  • 5 hours mutual instruction in the Cessna 152

Duration:

The course is full time Monday to Friday and lasts between 5 and 6 weeks dependent on weather conditions. Subject to availability a part-time course may be offered. Please call 01708 688380 to discuss.

Course prices:

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Sept 2015 - Stapleford Launches Integrated Pilot Training Courses!

Following hot on the heels of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approval for Stapleford Flight Centre’s modular Air Transport Pilots’ Licence (ATPL) Theoretical Knowledge courses, Stapleford has now been given the go-ahead to run Integrated Pilot Training Courses at the airfield near Romford in Essex.... Download full press release >>

Aug 2015 - ATPL Theory Courses Cleared for Solo Take Off!

The Civil Aviation Authority has granted stand-alone approval for Stapleford Flight Centre to run modular Air Transport Pilots’ Licence (ATPL) Theoretical Knowledge courses at the airfield near Romford in Essex. This is the only ATPL theory course inside the M25 in the London area.. Download full press release >>

24th March 2015 - Re: Southend Controlled Airspace

When requesting a clearance into the new Southend CAS, from April 2nd 2015, it would be advisable to quote the CTA number(s) that you want clearance into. Sadly the CTA numbers are not shown on the new 1:500,000 chart and so you will find this chart useful. We strongly suggest that you carry it with you when flying locally to help you ensure you get the clearance you want. If you have any questions or concerns please contact one of the instructors at Stapleford: 01708 688380.

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