The Assistant Flying Instructor Rating
An Assistant Flying Instructor rating allows you to instruct for the NPPL Microlight Licence under the supervision of a Flying Instructor.
An AFI rating is valid for 13 months and is type rated Three Axis or Weight Shift.
The minimum flying experience needed before starting an AFI Course is 100 hour as PIC, minimum 40 hours of which must be on Microlight aircraft, 5 hours of which must be on the aircraft type to be used for the course.
In addition you must have had an unrestricted PPL or NPPL Microlight Licence for a minimum period of 8 months.
Before being accepted on the AFI course you must pass a pre-entry test that consists of a Flight Test and a written exam. The pre entry tests are valid for 6 months.
The AFI syllabus
- A minimum of 15 hours flying training as a student AFI.
- A minimum of 40 hours of ground training to include teaching
methods and techniques, lectures on the subjects required in the BMAA syllabus and the pre-flight briefings for the flight training.
Please note these hours are a minimum requirement only
There are no short cuts to competence. The course is demanding in terms of both time and effort.
On completion of the course you need to pass the AFI Rating Test conducted by an independent Flight Instructor Examiner.
It is more beneficial to you to complete the course within a reasonably short period to ensure continuity - the courses can be adapted, within reason, to suit your time schedule.
Courses can be done on our C42, CFM Shadow or your own aircraft if it meets the requirements. Please contact us for the current prices.