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Do you have a passion for flying and want to share your knowledge, or perhaps a start to your flying career? A Flight Instructor Rating is for you!
A Flight Instructor Rating is a challenging yet fun course that takes your flying skills and flight management to the next level. In some ways it is like learning to fly all over again, but this time learning so that you can teach others.
The Flight Instructor Rating (FIR) Course has four components:
- Principles and Methods of Instruction (PMI)
- Classroom Briefings
- Instructor Flight Training
- Instructor Flight Practice (Mutual)
Flight Training and Experience Requirements
Requirements for the issue of a Flight Instructor Rating are detailed in Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) Part 61. The requirements are summarised as follows:
- Hold a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)
- Hold a Spin Flight Activity Endorsment
The course consists of four main components. It can be delivered full time, part time, or even casually - designed to fit in to your schedule and budget constraints.
At Airborne Aviation we believe to prepare you to be a flight instructor you should train to instruct on multiple aircraft types, as you will be expected to do when employed. A variety of aircraft will typically be utilised during your training including those featuring glass cockpits.
At the completion of your course you will be examined and issued your rating directly by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).
Flight Instructor Rating Exam Structure
The Pilot Flight Instructor Exam - Common (PIRC) is a single exam.
This examination is outlined in Part 61 Manual of Standards (MoS) provided by CASA.
The pass mark for the PIRC examination is 75%
Examinations are booked through and delivered by Assessment Services Pty Ltd.
Flight Instructor Rating Course Estimate
Below is an estimate based on pricing current at 1st August 2017 and assumes you are one of a pair of trainee instructors. We can endeavour to pair you with another trainee, however if we are unable to do this additional charges do apply and these have been outlined below.
Why Airborne Aviation?
Selecting a flying training organisation is an important step when making the decision to add to your existing qualifications.
Visit our Why Airborne page to see what differentiates us from the competition.
Most commonly asked questions can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions page.
If you have any questions or would like to get started please do not hesitate to contact us.