Flight Instructor Certificate (FI)

The Flight Instructor Certificate (FI) prepares you for the role as a flight instructor. During the course 8-12 week program you will learn how to prepare briefings and conduct practical sessions for flight training. The Flight Instructor Certificate is a good way to gain experience after you have finished your commercial pilot training, and it gives you the opportunity to refine your pilot skills. 

  • Course Overview

    • Duration: 8-12 weeks
    • Instructor pool: After training completion you will be in the Keilir instructor pool
    • All training is conducted in English
    • Course dates can be found here
    • Course Prices and Fees can be found here

    Theoretical Training

    Length - 125 hrs classroom course (5 weeks)

    In this part we will cover most aspects of the instructional technique and theory, psychology, human performance and limitation during instructions, as well as the structure, presentation and lecture technique, with both shorter and longer practice lectures within the classroom.

    Flight Training

    Length - 30 hours

    Here we combine the instructional theory and flight training to enhance, demonstrate and instruct the student during all phases of flight. The flight training is in total 30hrs minimum and 5 of them are to be flown with another flight instructor candidate where they teach each other during flight.

  • Flight Training

    Here we combine the instructional theory and flight training to enhance, demonstrate and instruct the student during all phases of flight. The flight training consist of 30 hours of which 5  hours are to be flown with another flight instructor candidate where they teach each other during flight.

  • Theoretical Training

    In this part we will cover most aspects of the instructional technique and theory, psychology, human performance and limitation during instructions, as well as the structure, presentation and lecture technique, with both shorter and longer practice lectures within the classroom.

  • Entry requirements

    One of the two requirements below:
    • EASA CPL(A)
    • EASA PPL(A) with 200 hours of flight time of which 150 hours PIC and CPL(A) or ATPL(A) theory
    Additional requirements:
    • 30 hours of flight time on the aircraft class SE piston, of which at least 5 hrs shall be flown within 6 months before the pre-entry flight test
    • 10 hours of instrument flying (5 hours may have been in a flight navigation procedure trainer (FNPT) or a flight simulator)
    • 20 hours PIC cross country, with one 300 nm navigation flight containing two full stop landings at two different airports
    • Passed a pre-entry flight test
    • EASA medical class 1
  • Refresher, Renewals and additional Ratings

    Iceland Aviation Academy offers renewal and refresher training as well as additional instructor ratings.

    • Flight Instructor Refresher Seminar

      The seminar is conducted in accordence with EASA AMC1 FCL.940.FI(a)(2) and will cover 2 days and will include a minimum of 6 hours of syndicate work, presentations, and directed study and include access to online instructional videos and computer based training material. The subjects covered include but are not limited to:

      • EASA Part FCL, AMC, GM and national regulations
      • Flight Safety
      • Instructional techniques
      • Teaching and Learning
      • Threat Error Management (TEM)
      • Instrument Flying
      • Navigation
      • Aviation Medicine

      Course fees are 22.000 ISK for both days. Additional information and application at flugakademia@keilir.net.

    • Instrument Rating Instructor

      35 hours of theoretical knowledge instruction and training includes

      - Theory of Teaching and Learning classroom tuition
      - Technical knowledge and refresher of instruments
      - Practical application of teaching techniques in classroom, simulator and aircraft
      - Online instructional videos and computer based training material
      - Books and materials
      The classroom tuition is expected to take 3 weeks of evening classes
      the practice tuition will be combined with actual classroom instruction and is scheduled to take place during the day time throughout the duration of the course.
       
      10 hours of flight instruction and training includes
      - 5 hours on a DA40
      - 5 hours on an MCX
       
      Crediting of previous experience may be possible resulting in a reduction of training and costs.