The Flight Instructor license allows individuals to provide training to pilots while the Instrument Rating Instructor license allows holders to provide IR(A) training to pilots.

Many pilots wishing to enter professional aviation positions become Flight Instructors in order to gain necessary experience.

Course entry requirements

An applicant for an instructor certificate shall be at least 18 years of age.

  • First class medical certificate
  • CPL(A)holder or
    • Completed 200 hours total flight time and 150 hours as pilot-in-command
    • Completed 30 hours on single engine piston powered airplanes (5 hours within the preceding 6 months before pre-entry flight test)
    • Completed 20 hours cross-country flight time as pilot-in-command including a 540 km (300 NM) cross – country flight
    • Passed a specific pre-entry flight test


The privileges of the holder of a FI(A) rating are to conduct flight instruction for the issue of the PPL(A) and class and type ratings for single-engine airplanes

Until the holder of a FI(A) rating has completed at least 100 hours flight instruction and, in addition, has supervised at least 25 student solo flights, the privileges of the rating are restricted. The restrictions will be removed from the rating when the above requirements have been met and on the recommendation of the supervising FI(A).

Description Amount Unit price EUR Total EUR
Aircraft Cessna 172 N 28 150 4.200
Flight Instructor 30 38 1 141
Ground training 1 1 141 1 141
Total EUR   6.781