First Time Pass
Average Time to Complete Course (full-time)
Average Time to Complete Course (hours)
To start the FI course, you must meet the following criteria:
-Have received 10 hours of instrument flight instruction, of which 5 may be in an FSTD
-Have completed 20 hours of VFR cross country flight on aeroplanes as PIC
-Have completed 30 hours on SEP aircraft, of which 5 hours must be in the last 6 months
-Hold a CPL(A) OR
-Hold a PPL(A) with CPL theoretical exams, have completed the “CPL cross country”, 200 hours total time, and 150 hours PIC
To be able to provide instruction towards a PPL(A) and LAPL(A). Further ratings can be added at a later date.
The training must contain, as a minimum:
-Pre entry flight test (an SEP class rating test)
-25 hours teaching and learning theory
-100 hours technical training (40 hours of which are self-study)
-30 hours flight training
The FI course must be purchased as a package. Packages include all items listed in “Training Course” above, as well as all landings and circuit fees, as well as examiner hire and aircraft hire for the skills test.
The package costs £10,670 in a PA38, and £11,550 in a PA28. We strongly recommend using the PA28 and finding a “course buddy” (which we can help with), to allow you to benefit from “back seating” someone else’s flights.