Flight Instructor Rating - FIR

Curtis Aviation has a proud record of training the highest quality instructors. Learning to instruct in a tailwheel aircraft from the back (tandem seating) will sharpen your skills as a pilot substantially. You will then be prepared to instruct in tailwheel, nosewheel, side-by-side and tandem seating aircraft.

Your course will cover most of the fleet, including the Citabrias, Eagles, Cherokees and Airtourer.

The course is structured into:

  1. Principles of Learning
  2. Aerodynamic Lectures
  3. Mass Briefings
  4. Tutorials
  5. Pre-flight Briefings
  6. Post-flight Briefings
  7. Flight Instruction
  8. Rating Test

To qualify for this rating you must hold a Commercial Pilot's Licence as well as a Night VFR rating. If you have not yet started any pilot training, then the Commercial Pilot's Day/Night 150-hour Integrated course is recommended. If you are a private pilot seeking to become a flight instructor, you will first need to obtain your Commercial Licence under the 200-hour pilot training course.

Curtis Aviation is also able to offer Grade Two, Grade One, Instrument and Multi-Engine Instructor Approvals.

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