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The aim of the FI(A) course is to train aeroplane licence holders to the level of proficiency necessary for the issue of a FI(A) rating and, for that purpose, to:
refresh and bring up to date the technical knowledge of the student instructor;
train the student instructor to teach the ground subjects and air exercises;
ensure that the student instructor’s flying is of a sufficiently high standard; and
teach the student instructor the principles of basic instruction and to apply them at the PPL level.

The theoretical knowledge course comprises of 125 hours of instruction.
The flight instruction shall comprise at least 30 hours of flight training.

An applicant for a flight instructor rating shall be at least 18 years of age.
Before being permitted to begin an approved course of training for a FI(A) rating an applicant shall have:
at least a CPL(A) or completed at least 200 hours of flight time of which 150 hours as pilot-in-command if holding a PPL(A);
met the knowledge requirements for a CPL(A);
completed at least 30 hours on single-engine piston powered aeroplanes of which at least five hours shall have been completed during the six months preceding the pre-entry flight test;
received at least 10 hours instrument flight instruction of which not more than five hours may be instrument ground time in a FNPT or a flight simulator;
completed at least 20 hours of cross-country flight as pilot-in-command, including a flight totaling not less than 540 km (300 nm) in the course of which full stop landings at two different aerodromes shall be made; and
passed a specific pre-entry flight test with an FI qualified within the six months preceding the start of the course. The flight test will assess the ability of the applicant to undertake the course.

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FI(A) rating (DA-20) – 5.975EUR

Theoretical part:•125 hrs Ground Instruction

Cost: 1250 EUR

Flight training:• 30h00 + 2h00 skill DA-20

Cost: 4.000 EUR (Skill test included, CAA, Landing and Communication Fees NOT included.)

Administrative fees: 725 EUR