With an EASA Flight Instructor (FI) rating you are not able to teach for an instrument- or class rating. The next natural career development for a Flight Instructor is therefore to expand their instructor ratings to include Instrument Rating Instructor (IRI) and Class Rating Instructor (CRI) to be able to teach more advanced flight training.
Obtaining Instrument- and Class Rating Instructor (IRI/CRI) ratings will enable you to teach students that are working on their Instrument Rating (IR) and Multi-Engine (ME) ratings.
You need to have 30 hours of Pilot in Command hours in a Multi-Engine Piston aircraft to be eligible for this course. We offer experience building in the Diamond Twinstar (DA42) and/or Cessna 172 to help you meet the hour requirement if you are lacking any required experience.
The course includes both practical and theoretical training and takes 10-15 weeks to complete depending on your previous experience.
Before you apply you need to make sure that you meet the pre-entry requirements:
- EASA Medical Class 1
- EASA CPL(A), MEP
- 500 hours total time in aircraft
- 30 hours of Pilot in Command time in Multi-engine Piston (MEP) aircraft.*
- WITH a valid EASA Flight Instructor rating:
- 200 hours IFR, of which 50 hours can be instrument hours in an FFS, FTD 2/3, or FNPT II.**
- WITHOUT a valid EASA Flight Instructor rating:
- 800 hours IFR.**
*OSM Aviation Academy offers experience building in the Diamond Twinstar (DA42) to help you meet this requirement.
**OSM Aviation Academy offers IFR time building in the Cessna 172 and/or Diamond Twinstar (DA42) to help you meet this requirement.
Applicants which do not hold an EASA Flight Instructor (FI) rating will need to complete a teaching and learning add-on to this course.