SINGLE PILOT AIRCRAFT CLASS RATING - INSTRUCTOR COURSE
This is a course designed to give aeroplane licence holders
with more than 300 hours experience appropriate training in
teaching and learning theory, and also ground and flying instructional
techniques, in order to instruct for any single pilot, single
engine aircraft class rating that the applicant is also qualified
eg Tailwheel, Complex Type etc. On completion of the course
the applicant will be required to take a skills test, which
if successful will permit the issue of a SPA CRI. It is important
to note that unless you already have a comercial licence you
cannot charge a fee or be paid for any flight training you conduct,
although you can for ground instruction.
What requirements do I need?
The training for the SPA CRI is always conducted at an approved
training organisation, and by an instructor authorised to give
instruction for the issue of a CRI. Before undertaking the
SPA CRI course a applicant must be the holder of a UK/EASA PPL or
CPL/ATPL with at least 300 hours of flight time, and have completed
at least 30 hours as Pilot in Command on the applicable type
or class of aeroplane prior to commencing the course. In addition
you must hold a class one or class two Medical, and have a current
Single Engine piston class rating.
What does the course involve?
The course is intended to train the applicant to instruct a pilot already
qualified on Single Engine Piston aircraft. The training consists of
a minimum of 3 hours flight training and of 25 hours Teaching and Learning
theory and practice. Associated long and pre flight briefings are conducted
which consist of a minimum of 7 hours., and a Skills Test is taken in
addition to these hours. The flight training element of this course is
conducted by one of our ATO associates.
What does the Theoretical Knowledge consist of?
The ground training will consist of classroom lectures, long
briefings and pre-flight briefings and directed private study.