IRI  General

The IRI Flight Instructor rating is  for pilots that has extensive experience in IFR flying ;  i.e  pilots that has working as professional commercial pilots, and now want to do instruction to pilots for the IR rating.

Pilots with the required experience does not need to do a full Flight Instructor Course. On the other hand ; the ; Instrument Rating Instructor can only teach for the Instrument Rating.


The Instrument Rating Instructor (IRI) airplanes certificate allows the holder to instruct for the IR on single pilot SEP airplanes. To be able to teach the IR on a SP ME aero plane the IRI must comply with FCL.915.CRI(a)


General flight experience


 (1) 500 hours flight time as a pilot on airplanes


(2) 30 hours as PIC on the applicable class or type of airplane


Applicants for further instructor certificates may be credited with the teaching and learning skills already demonstrated for the instructor certificate held


Pre-Course Entry Requirements

An applicant for an IRI(A) certificate shall:


(a) hold at least the license and the rating for which flight instruction is to be given


(b) be entitled to act as PIC on the aircraft during flight instruction


(c) have completed at least 800 hours of flight time under IFR, of which at least 400 hours shall be in airplanes


Ground Training

35 hours of ground tuition including 25 hours of teaching and learning and 10 hours of technical training including revision of instrument theoretical knowledge, the preparation of lesson plans and the development of classroom instructional skills


During the course the student instructor will practice giving ground lessons to the FIC instructor giving the course


The training shall be integrated with the flight training so that the maximum benefit is gained from time spent in the air


Flight Training

At least 10 hours of flight instruction on an airplane, FFS, FTD 2/3 or FPNT II