Instructor Certification

The training towards a Simulator Flight Instructor (SFI) or Type Rating Instructor (TRI) certification is composed of two major parts; theoretical instruction and practical training in the simulator.

Teaching and Learning Course

The Teaching and Learning Course, formerly known as a Core Course, is the first stage towards gaining an instructor rating under EASA regulations.

TrainingAir has specifically tailored this course to be relevant for Simulator Flight Instructor (SFI) or Type Rating Instructor (TRI) candidates aiming to teach in a multi-crew environment. The course, taught by experienced instructors with both theoretical and practical knowledge gained through many years of training in classroom, simulators and aircraft, focuses on the following elements:

  • The teaching and learning process
  • Training philosophy
  • Planning of training exercises
  • Trainee evaluation and grading
  • The instruction of Crew Resource Management and Threat Error Management
  • Briefing workshops

The course delivers 32 hours of instruction over 4 days and costs €2500. Courses are run regularly, please contact us for dates and availability.

Practical Training

The further practical training phases are delivered in the simulator by experienced Type Rating Instructors and Examiners who have held senior training posts with major airlines.

The Training is divided into three phases:

  • Technical training & FFS introduction
  • Full flight simulator instruction training
  • Competence Assessment
  • Aircraft Base Training, for unrestricted TRI only

The number of sessions required and therefore the course duration will depend on the type of rating being trained for, and previous experience. TrainingAir can arrange all parts of the practical training, including aircraft base training.

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