Instrument Rating Instructor Course

This week saw the final step in my journey to become a qualified EASA IRI (Instrument Rating Instructor) – similar to an FAA CFII – which allows me to instruct pilots towards a full Instrument Rating as well as the UK IR(R). Over the past 18 months, I’ve passed 11 CPL Theory exams, undergone a six week practical training course and Assessment of Competence to become an EASA Flight Instructor,

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EASA Flight Instructor Course

One step at a time While what I’ve described below is the practical EASA flight instructor course, it is just one step towards my bigger goal – to become qualified to instruct for private instrument flying, which would include privileges for: IR(R) / IMC (UK only) Competency Based Instrument Rating (CB-IR) En-Route Instrument Rating (EIR), which has had very limited interest to date Basic IR, being developed by EASA for introduction

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Spin Test

A mandatory element of the EASA Flight Instructor course relates to spins. Potential flight instructors must not only receive training for incipient and full spins but demonstrate to a Flight Instructor Examiner that they can correct demonstrate and recover from these abnormal conditions. Although this can be combined with the FI Assessment of Competence at the end of the course, typically this is scheduled as a separate exercise with two

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CRI skill test flight log

Class Rating Instructor Course and Skill Test

I passed the CRI (Class Rating Instructor) skill test today. Read on to find out what that entitles me to do, and what was involved in gaining the rating. What is a Class Rating Instructor and what can they do? The CRI is a European (EASA) qualification that is fairly easy for a PPL to achieve, yet gives quite wide ranging privileges. You need 300 hours total time including 30 hours on

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