Adding the instrument rating to a flight instructor certificate provides holder the opportunity to enhance or evaluate the skills and knowledge of a person in pursuit of or already holding instrument privileges.
On completion of the course a Certificated Flight Instructor-Instrument (CFII) will have:
- Logged at least 15 hours as pilot in command in a helicopter
- Receive knowledge training on the fundamentals of instructing if not already satisfied for Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI)
- Pass a knowledge test on the fundamentals of instructing, if not already satisfied for Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI)
- Pass the instrument flight instructor knowledge test
- Pass the required practical test that is appropriate to the flight instructor rating sought
- Training will be conducted either in a helicopter (usually the Guimbal Cabri G2) using a view limiting device, simulating instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) and/or in our Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) which is approved for logging instrument time. The AATD is a FlyIt Simulator model.
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language
- Hold either a commercial pilot certificate or airline transport pilot certificate with an aircraft category and class rating that is appropriate to the flight instructor rating sought
- Hold an instrument rating on his or her pilot certificate appropriate to the category and class of aircraft used for the training provided.