The Assistant Flying Instructor Rating (AFI) course is designed for trained pilots to become qualified flying instructors. This course consists of all the necessary training required to commercially teach and aid cadets in obtaining their flying licenses
AFI Minimum Entry Requirements
- Fluent in the English language
- Possess an existing and valid Commercial Pilot’s Licence with Instrument.
- Completion of a Class I Airline Transport Pilot’s standard medical examination by a CAAM-approved medical practitioner
- 150 logged hours as Pilot-in-Command (PIC)
(Prospective candidates are advised to contact the CAAM for an updated list of medical practitioners- please refer to our FAQs).
- Letter of Approval from the CAAM (obtained by submitting a communication of interest to the CAAM along with the necessary medical documentation, an existing and valid CPL/IR.
AFI School Training
Applicants for the Flight Instructor course shall have passed a specific pre-entry flight test with an FI who is qualified to instruct for FI courses within the 6 months preceding the start of the course. This pre-entry flight test shall be based on the proficiency check for the class and type ratings for the aircraft used for the course.
The AFI Ground Training encompasses
- 25 hours of teaching and learning
- 100 hours tuition and lectures and progress tests on aviation theory such as:-
- Instructional Techniques
- Navigation, Meteorology, Instruments and Radio Aids
- Airframes and Engines
- Aviation Law
- Basic Aerodynamics
- Flight Rules and Procedure
- Flight Briefings
The AFI Flight Training encompasses 40 hours of flight instruction of which 5 hours can be conducted on our FNPT II simulator.