FI, CRI, IRI(A) (AIRCRAFT) FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR COURSE

The aim of this course; is to give adequate training to the applicant in theoretical knowledge instruction and flight instruction in order to instruct for a PPL(A), a CPL(A), a single-engine class or type rating and, if applicable, a night qualification.

Pre-Entry Requirements :

Below mentioned requirements shall be met in order to undergo relevant Instructor Course:

Trainee Application Form

Medical Fitness Report, Copy of Medical Certificate, Blood Type Certificate (ICAO Class I/II from a hospital approved by DGCA-TR)

Judicial Record & Previous Conviction Document (Ministry of Justice from own country)

Passport Photocopy (In colour, readable)

Residence Permission Document (From police center-foreigners division)

Certificate of Graduation or Diploma (Highschool/University, Piloting License)

Certificate of Foreign Language Knowledge (in notarized document form)

16 Passport-Size Photograph

Holding at least the licence, rating and qualification for which instruction is being given

Special Requirements

Pre-requisite requirements for FI(A) course:

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);

An applicant shall met the knowledge requirements for a CPL(A) as set out in Appendix 1 to JAR-FCL1.470;

An applicant shall have 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;

An applicant shall have 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;

An applicant shall have completed at least 20 hours of cross-country flight as pilot-in-command, including a flight totaling not less that 540 km (300 nm) in the course of which full stop landings at two different aerodromes shall be made; and

An applicant shall have passed a specific pre-entry flight test with an FI qualified as in JAR–FCL 1.330(f) based upon the proficiency check as set out in Appendix 3 to JAR–FCL 1.240 within the six months preceding the start of the course. The flight test will assess the ability of the applicant to undertake the course.

Pre-requisite requirements for CRI(A) course:

Multi-engine aeroplanes. An applicant for the issue of a CRI(SPA) rating for multi-engine aeroplanes shall have:

Completed at least 500 hours flight time as a pilot of aeroplanes;

Completed at least 30 hours as pilot-in-command on the applicable type or class of aeroplane, prior to commencing course;

Completed an approved course at an approved FTO or TRTO including at least five hours flight instruction on the aeroplane or a flight simulator given by an instructor approved for this purpose.

Passed a skill test.

Single-engine aeroplanes. An applicant for the issue of a CRI(SPA) rating for singleengine aeroplanes shall have:

Completed at least 300 hours flight time as a pilot of aeroplanes completed at least 30 hours as PIC on the applicable type or class of aeroplane, prior to commencing the course.

Completed an approved course at an approved FTO or TRTO of at least three hours flight instruction on the aeroplane or a flight simulator given by an instructor approved for this purpose; and

Passed a skill test.

Before the privileges of the rating are extended to another type or class of aeroplane, the holder shall within the past 12 months have completed at least 10 hours flight time on aeroplanes of the applicable class or type or similar type as agreed by the Authority. For an extension of a CRI(A) from SE to ME aeroplanes the requirements of 1. above shall be met.

Pre-requisite requirements for IRI(A) course:

An applicant for an IRI(A) rating shall have completed at least 800 hours flight time under IFR, of which at least 400 hours shall be in aeroplanes;

An applicant shall have completed at an approved course comprising theoretical knowledge instruction and at least ten hours of flight instruction on an aeroplane and shall have passed a skill test.

Minimum Age: An applicant shall be at least 18 years of age.

Educational Requirements:

Applicant shall be the holder of at least “High School Degree” or equivalent which is approved by Turkish Ministry of National Education (MEB).

Medical fitness: An applicant shall hold a valid Class 1 medical certificate from a hospital authorized by DGCA-TR.

Additional Requirements Stated by the Authority:

Restricted privileges JAR–FCL 1.325

RESTRICTED PERIOD: Until the holder of a FI(A) rating has completed at least 100 hours 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 FI(A).

RESTRICTIONS: The privileges are restricted to carrying out under the supervision of a FI(A) approved for this purpose:

Flight instruction for the issue of the PPL(A) – or those parts of integrated courses at PPL(A) level – and class and type ratings for single-engine aeroplanes, excluding approval of first solo flights by day or by night and first solo navigation flights by day or by night;

Night flight instruction.

UNRESTRICTED PRIVILEGES:

FI(A) shall have within the preceeding 12 months at least 15 hours experience as pilot on the type or class of aeroplane on which instruction is given for the issue of the PPL(A) and class and type ratings.

The issue of a CPL(A), provided that the FI(A) has completed at least 500 hours of flight time as a pilot of aeroplanes including at least 200 hours of flight instruction.

Night flight privileges.

The issue of an IR(A), provided that the instructor has:

At least 200 hours flight time in accordance with instrument flight rules, of which up to 50 hours may be instrument ground time in a flight simulator or FNPT II; and

Completed as a student an approved course comprising at least 5 hours of flight instruction flight simulator or FNPT II and has passed the appropriate skill test as set out in Appendix 1 to JAR–FCL 1.330 & 1.345;

the issue of a single-pilot multi-engine type or class rating, provided that the instructor meets the requirements of JAR–FCL 1.380(a);

The issue of a FI(A) rating, provided that the instructor:

Has completed at least 500 hours of instruction in aeroplanes;

Has demonstrated to a FI(A) examiner the ability to instruct a FI(A) during a skill test conducted in accordance with Appendix 1 to JAR–FCL 1.330 & 1.345;

Is authorised by the Authority for this purpose.

Experience and Crediting:

Pilots holding or having held a FI(H) rating are credited with 75 hours towards the 125 hours of the Teaching and Learning Part 1 of the FI(A) course.

FI(A), CRI(A), IRI(A), SFI(A), FI(H), TRI(H), SFI(H) holders are exempted from Teaching and Learning subjects.

Training Syllabus:

Applicants for FI(A) shall be instrument rating holder and shall completed 200 hours instrument ground training. Flight instructor theoretical knowledge training comprises 125 hours.

An applicant for the issue of a CRI(SPA) rating for multi-engine aeroplanes shall complete not less than 5 hours of flying training given by an instructor, approved for this purpose.

An approved IRI(A) Teaching and Learning course shall comprise not less than 25 hours. During the course 10 hours instrument flight instruction of which up to 5 hours shall be on an aeroplane or flight simulator (FNPT II) for FI(A) holders.

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