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FAA Flight Instructor & Flight Instrument Instructor Course

Of the Course

The EASA FI(A) rating allows you to conduct ground and flight instruction for the issue of EASA PPL(A) and class and type ratings for SEP airplanes. Until you have completed at least 100 hours of flight instruction and, in addition, has supervised at least 25 student solo flights, the privileges of the rating are restricted. The restrictions will be removed from the rating when the above requirements have been met and on the recommendation of the supervising EASA FI(A).

Ground Training

CFI(A) – Certified Flight Instructor:

  • approx. 30 hours of ground instruction

CFII(A) – Certified Flight Instrument Instructor:

  • 5 hours of ground instruction
  • Exam: 

An applicant must demonstrate a level of knowledge appropriate to the privileges of the holder of a CFI(A) & CFII(A) in accordance with the requirements under the FARs. The applicant has to demonstrate the theoretical knowledge at an FAA approved testing center in the form of 2 written tests. The applicant must pass the written exams with a minimum of 70% which is still a passing score.

Flight Training

CFI(A) – Certified Flight Instructor:

  • 10 hours of flight with an instructor

CFII(A) – Certified Flight Instrument Instructor:

  • 5 hours of flight with an instructor.
  • EXAM:

The practical skill exam is performed in flight with the authorized FAA examiner and can be taken after successful completion of the written tests at the FAA authority.


At last hold a CPL 
The pilot must have at least a commercial pilot license
Hold Class 3 Medical Certificate

You need to be physically fit for flying and instructing 

To be proficient in the English language

You need to be able to read, write, understand and speak English fluently.

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