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What is Flight Instructor?

When researching general aviation terminology, another abbreviation that comes up is FI — Flight Instructor. It's also known as CFI — Certified Flight Instructor. FI is a rating registered in the pilot license, not a type of pilot license.

If you finish the Flight Instructor training and pass the competency assessment, the flight instructor authorization is reistered into your pilot license. You can instruct pilot applicants how to fly and provide theoretical instruction about practical flight training.

What are The Privileges of Flight Instructors?

The privileges of a Flight Instructor allow you to provide flight instruction for the class and type of aircraft you are authorized to fly. This authorisation in the license allows pilots to work as flight instructors at Flight Schools.

How to Get Flight Instructor Rating?

To become a Flight Instructor, you must apply to an ATO - Approved Training Organization - that has been approved by the General Directorate of Civil Aviation. ATOs are in charge of conducting a FI Training Acceptance Test Flight to determine whether or not the candidate is qualified for FI training.

If your qualifications are accepted after the applicable ATO's FI Training Acceptance Test Flight, you can begin training to become a flight instructor. This program includes 30 hours of practical flying instruction, with a maximum of 5 hours in the simulator, as well as 100 hours of theoretical training.

You must pass the DGCA's competency evaluation after finishing the FI training. The notion of a trainer, theoretical knowledge competency, and flight proficiency are all part of the competency evaluation. You should obtain sufficient consent from each of these fields independently from the DGCA-approved examiner. If an applicant is found to be unsatisfactory or only partially satisfactory in any of these subjects, they must retake the competency assessment until they achieve an acceptable result for FI privileges.

Pilots who pass the General Directorate of Civil Aviation's competency assessment are granted permission on a restricted basis at first. To eliminate the restriction, you must have at least 100 hours of instruction time and supervise the solo flight of at least 25 students.

What are the Training Application Requirements?

Individuals who want to continue their career as an FI must be at least 18 years old, graduate from at least a high school, and have a valid Medical Class 1 certificate.

Besides the requirements mentioned above;

  • Having a minimum of 10 hours of instrument flight training, with a maximum of 5 hours in the simulator, in the relevant aircraft category.
  • Having a minimum 20 hours of navigational experience as a PIC in the relevant aircraft category.
  • Having CPL privileges or CPL theoretical knowledge requirements for PPL holders.
  • Having a minimum of 200 hours of flight experience, of which at least 150 hours are PIC
  • Having a minimum of 30 hours of flight experience in single-engine piston airplanes, provided that at least 5 hours of it within the last six months before the Assessment Test.
  • Having the experience of at least one 300 NM (540 Km) VFR navigation with full-stop landings at two different airports as PIC.

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You must obtain FI training from an authorized flight training organization in order to become a FI - Flight Instructor. A training qualification check is performed before to participation in this session.

In order to apply for FI - Flight Instructor training, you must meet the following requirements.

  • Being at least 18 years old,
  • Having at least ICAO Level 4 English proficiency,
  • Having performed a minimum of 10 hours of instrument flight in a single-engine aircraft, with a maximum of 5 hours being performed at the FSTD,
  • Having at least 20 hours of VFR cross-country flight,
  • Having flown a single-engine airplane for a minimum of 30 hours, with at least 5 hours of which in the last 6 months,
  • Having made a minimum 300 NM cross-country flight including full-stop-landing to 2 different aerodromes,
  • Have a valid SEP - Single Engine Piston Airplane rating,
  • Being successful in the 1-hour flight instructor acceptance flight test to be held before the FI training,
  • For those who will apply to FI training with a PPL License;
    • Having a Medical Class 2 health certificate,
    • Having at least 200 hours of flight,
    • Having at least 150 hours of PIC flight,
    • Having completed CPL Theory training in order to provide flight training other than LAPL,
  • For those who will apply to FI training with a CPL License;
    • Having a Medical Class 1 health certificate.

In Turkey, FI - Flight Instructor training costs on average 10,000 Euros.

A total of 100 hours of theoretical instruction and 30 hours of training flight are required for the FI - Flight Instructor certification. You must pass the check ride after you have completed this training.

Basically, there are 8 types of flight instructor certificates. Each of these certificates have different requirements.

  • FI – Flight Instructor – Authorization to provide flight instruction in single-engine airplanes.
  • TRI – Type Rating Instructor – Authorization to provide aircraft type training.
  • CRI – Class Rating Instructor – Authorization to provide Single/Multi-Engine Aircraft training.
  • IRI – Instrument Rating Instructor – Authorization to provide instrument flight instruction.
  • SFI – Synthetic Flight Instructor – Authorization to give synthetic flight training with a simulator.
  • MCCI – Multi-Crew Corporation Instructor – Authorization to provide Multi-Crew Corporation training.
  • FTI – Flight Test Instructor – Authorization to provide flight training as PIC in test flights.
  • MI – Mountain Rating Instructor – The authority to provide flight training in the regions determined by the aviation authorities and required by this authority.