Becoming a flight instructor is common starting point in a pilot's career, as there is always movement and this is your best option to find work.

Minimum Requirements

  • Hold a valid Commercial Pilot License or a valid Airline Transport Pilot License
  • 20 hours of instructional patter training with either a Grade I or Grade II flight instructor, of which 15 hours must be in the aircraft and 5 hours may be  in an approved flight simulation training device
  • The applicant must have passed the theoretical knowledge examinations for an instructor rating
  • A Grade III flight instructor may only hold a type rating as instructor on an aircraft for which he/she has a valid type rating as pilot; provided that he/she will be limited to instructing on aircraft that are single engine piston aircraft up to a maximum certified mass of 1600kg
  • A Grade III flight instructor may only give flight instruction for the initial issue or re-validation of a Private Pilot’s License
  • A Grade III instructor may give instrument training necessary for the issue of a night rating in an approved simulator, provided that the instructor has a valid instrument rating as well as a valid FSTD instructor rating

Privileges of grade 3 instructor

  • A Grade III flight instructor may only give flight instruction for the initial issue or re-validation of a Private Pilot’s License
  • A Grade III instructor may give instrument training necessary for the issue of a night rating in an approved simulator, provided that the instructor has a valid instrument rating as well as a valid FSTD instructor rating