Airplane Flight Instructor FI(A)

Successful completion of the FI(A) Airplane Flight Instructor course enables the pilot to enter accredited ATO training organisations for the training of PPL(A) private pilots or CPL(A) commercial airline pilots.

The flight instructor rating is initially obtained for single-engine aeroplanes and private pilots. Once the pilot has gained experience, he/she can take additional modules to extend his/her instructor skills to commercial pilots and provide training in Multi-Engine (FI-MEP), Instrument (FI-IR), Night Flying (FI-NIGHT), Upset Recovery Training (FI-UPRT), etc.

All students who complete the flight instructor course are part of the employment pool and are taken into account for incorporation into the staff of instructors at our bases.

The course for instructors (FI) includes:

  • Course access exam (theory exam and flight check)
  • Theory training and review of basic concepts, advanced and teach and learning thechniques
  • Practical training in airplane and flight simulator
  • Final exams (theory and flight)
  • Examiner fees and license add on priviledges fees
  • Option to take the UPRT course for an additional € 1,000

Single-Engine Instructor course content (FI)

1Theory phase 125 learning hours
Teach and learning technics
Private Pilot theory knowledge
Advanced Comercial Pilot theory knowledge
Flight techniques, flight operations ad aircraft manuals
Group pratices as instructors (theoretical and flight concepts)
2Practial phase 30 flight hours
25 Flight hours in real airplane
5 Flight hours in flight simulator
Briefing and debriefing

3Flight exam or flight check
Theory exam (a real classe from the instructor will be valued)
Pactial exam (oral exam, manoeuvers and flight experise)
Exam fees and AESA fees not included.

Entry requirements and upcoming promotions

  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • Class 1 Medical Examination
  • Pass the entrance test (CPL level).
  • Recent 5 hours flying experience (SEP) last 6 months
  • Licencia de vuelo CPL(A) o Licencia PPL(A) con 200 horas de vuelo y teóricos CPL
  • 15 February 2023 (Madrid and Mallorca)
  • 12 June 2023 (Madrid and Mallorca)
  • 16 October 2023 (Madrid and Mallorca)
  • Video conference training option


All students are part of the school job bank

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Frequently asked questions

Which course can I teach as a flight instructor (FI)?
Private pilots PPL(A), (with a qualified instructor supervision up to 100 hours of instruction and 25 hours of supervision/monitoring???), and commercial pilots CPL(A) once the instructor has 500 total flight hours and 200 flight hours as an instructor.

Can I charge working as an instructor?
All flight instructors with Commercial Pilot License CPL or Private Pilot License PPL will be able to take paid work provided that they are registered in the General Social Security Plan within an authorized AESA training organization.

What are the entrance requirements to enroll? O register…
Commercial Pilot license CPL(A) or Private Pilot license PPL(A) with over 200 total flight hours and CPL knowledge?? Expertise??, medical certificate and recent experience of 5 single engine flight hours in the past 6 months

Where can I get the medical certificate?
Hospital Nuestra Señora del Rosario (Dr. Juán José Cantón)
C/Castelló, 80 – Tel.: 91.643.78.66 (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 to 10:00)
Hospital de día Pío XII (Dr. Jon Burzaco)
C/ Cuesta del Sagrado Corazón, 4 – Telephone: 91 353 15 10

How are the course official exams?
The student will have to pass two exams, a knowledge theoretical test and a theoretical - practical test with oral presentation of flight briefing and debriefing with skill test and demonstration of in flight teaching skills.

What can I do if I need further training?
An admission test is performed to assess the student level. In case of not reaching the required level before starting the course or during the course, the school will recommend the student an additional training.

Do I have an online training platform?
Of course, students have the course material in the online platform, with theoretical contents, teaching techniques, recorded classes for refreshment/update??, permanent tutor and different means of contact for resolution of doubts.

How long will it take to complete the course?
It depends on various factor such as the student availability, flight weather conditions, number of students at all times personal study and how long it takes the student to pass the theoretical official exams. As an approximated value, the average duration of the course is three months.

What are you waiting for to sign up?

If you are a CPL (A) commercial airplane pilot and you want to start your aeronautical career with us, this is your course. The instructor profession is highly rewarding as it provides a higher level of knowledge and expertise in flight. It is ideal both for those pilots who want to make a career in general aviation and for those who want to gain experience for their entry into airlines.

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