Flying Instructors Course

What's involved?

The FIC consists of 30 hours of dual training. It covers the complete PPL syllabus and teaches the you how to instruct across the length and breadth of the PPL Course. There is also instruction in how to give Pre Flight Briefings and Long Briefings for the PPL Theory. Once completed you will face a long day's scrutiny at the hands of an examiner who will test your instructional technique in both the classroom and in the cockpit. Your flying capabilities are not necessarily being tested, although a high degree of airmanship is expected.

"The well developed course and experienced instructors means our current 1st time pass rate is 100% and most courses complete in the 30 hour minimum."

Full or part time courses
1:1 instruction and the full 30 hours are flown with the instructor, no FIC student mutual flying
Immediate start - no waiting lists


Minimum age 18

Current EASA Class 1 or 2 medical

English Language Proficiency level 6

Hold either a valid EASA aeroplane pilots licence, which includes a valid Single Engine Piston (Land) Class or single pilot, Single Engine Type Rating.

Meet the knowledge requirements for the grant of a CPL(A).

Have a CPL(A) or have completed at least 200 hours of flight time of which 150 hours as PIC if holding a PPL(A).

Have completed at least 10 hours instrument flight instruction in aeroplanes, of which not more than 5 hours may be instrument ground time in a FNPT or a flight simulator.

Have completed at least 20 hours of cross-country flight as PIC of aeroplanes, including a cross-country flight of at least 540km (300 nm) in the course of which full-stop landings at two aerodromes different from the aerodromes of departure shall be made.

Have completed at least 30 hours on single engine piston powered aeroplanes of which at least 5 hours shall be in the six months preceding the pre-entry flight test.

Have passed a specific pre-entry flight test within the six months preceding the start of the course.

Are there any exams?

Flying Test with post and pre flight briefings.

Authorised Medical examiners are listed on the CAA web page
CAA Medical Examiner search

How much will it cost?

Current price is 8,600. There are no surcharges but price is subject to change. Course price includes: VAT, 30 hours flying instruction in a C152, all landing fees within the 30 hour course, all ground school required in the course (40 hours formal tuition, 7 hours progress tests, 78 guided self study) and course notes/briefing materials. The following is not included: The pre course test (allow 1 hour at the standard dual training rate), hire of the aircraft for the test (allow 2 hours), examiner fees for the test (approx. 250) and CAA rating issue fees.

After you obtain your Flying Instructor Rating

Your challenge if you choose to accept it is to give all you can to help people who aspire to the dream of flight accomplish their goals.
You will have no shortage of takers eager to soak up your wisdom

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Phone 01702 545198 for booking

Link to the list of candidates that have passed

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Southend Flying Club ~ Established since 1968 ~ CAA Approved Courses