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Atlantic Flight Academy AFA was founded in 2011 in order to give Professional Pilot Training according to National and International Civil Aviation rules and regulations with the aim of meeting the increasing need of qualified pilots in fast-growing aviation industry.

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Barbaros Hayrettin Paşa mah. 1994 sok. No:14, Kat/3, 34522 Esenyurt/İstanbul


Headquarters: +90 212 662-20-13

FI Flight Instructor Training

Purpose of the course

The aim of the FI (A) course is to provide private or commercial pilot license pilots with training in accordance with the level of competence required by the FI (A) certificate and to gain the knowledge and skills of flight instructors.

For this purpose; The candidate's technical knowledge level is updated, the necessary theoretical knowledge and flight exercises training is given, he must ensure that he reaches the level to teach ground and air movements, he must ensure that the flight qualifications are of a high standard, he must teach the basic training principles and teaching principles, to apply these principles at the private pilot PPL (A) level should provide and are taught how to use them at the level.

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The location and flight training topics in the PPL (A) course program must be known by the candidate before the course except teaching and learning sections.

Special emphasis should be placed on the importance of human, machine and information relations. Attention should be paid to the participant's maturity and judgment. Their behavior in different stages of education should be monitored.

During the training, candiates' movements about the importance of flight safety should be observed and warned if necessary.

During the training, increasing awareness about safety should be the basic principle and it is very important to give the participant the qualifications of a teacher pilot.

After successfully passing the training and the exam, the pilot becomes eligible to become a flight instructor candidate.

Course Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years old,
  • To be at least a high school or equivalent school graduate,
  • Having a valid 1st class health certificate issued by aviation medical centers authorized by the General Directorate of Civil Aviation,
  • Total flight experience must be at least 200 hours and at least 100.00 hours of this flight must have flown as pilot in charge. For those with PPL license, flight time must be 150 hours as the pilot in charge,
  • Must have taken the necessary theoretical courses and passed the exams to obtain a commercial pilot license,
  • Having flown in a single engine piston airplane for at least 30 hours. Having flown at least 5 hours of this period 6 months before the pre-flight test flight,
  • At least 10 hours of instrument flight training.
  • Having a 20-hour cruise flight as a responsible pilot. This period should cover a flight of 540 kilometers to two different bases, with two landing and take-offs with full stop.
  • It is necessary to be successful in the proficiency check with a certified flight instructor. This flight test must be done 6 months before the start of the course.

Theoretical Knowledge Training

Candidates receive a total of 125: 00 hours of theory training, including developmental tests, during their FI training.

Flight Training

Candidates receive a total of 30:00 hours of flight training during their FI training.