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ICAO flight instructor to Part FCL flight instructor - aeroplanes and helicopters

Your ICAO FI (A) needs to be current and valid and you need to hold a Part-FCL licence
You will need to:

Complete a course of at least 30 hours of ground instruction at an ATO holding an approval for the flight instructor course. The course shall be based on the requirements of FCL.930.FI (b)(1) and (2) and the associated AMC.

Complete a minimum of 15 hours Flight Instruction including a recommendation for test at an ATO holding an approval for the flight instructor course. The flight instruction shall be based on the requirements of FCL.930.FI (3)(i) and the associated AMC and be conducted as dual instruction in an aircraft.

Pass the Part-FCL FI(A) or (H) Assessment of Competence appropriate to the aircraft category.

Applicants who can demonstrate they have met the experience requirements for the removal of restriction of FCL.910.FI based on their ICAO Instructor rating may have the Part-FCL Instructor certificate issued without this restriction at initial issue.

Logbook evidence will have to be provided.

Documentation required


ICAO Flight Instructor Rating (A) or (H) holder to Part-FCL Instructor Certificate restricted to Instruction outside the territory of the Member States

Your ICAO Flight Instructor rating needs to be current and valid.
You will need to:

Complete a course of at least 30 hours of ground instruction at an ATO holding an approval for the flight instructor course. The course shall be based on the requirements of FCL.930.FI (b)(1) and (2) and the associated AMC.

Complete a minimum of 15 hours Flight Instruction including recommendation for test at an ATO holding an approval for the flight instructor course. The flight instruction shall be based on the requirements of FCL.930.FI (3)(i) and the associated AMC and be conducted as dual instruction in an aircraft.

Pass the Part-FCL FI(A) or (H) Assessment of Competence appropriate to the aircraft category.

Applicants who can demonstrate they have met the experience requirements for the removal of restriction of FCL.910.FI on the basis of their ICAO Instructor rating may have the Part-FCL Instructor certificate issued without this restriction at initial issue.

Application is made via the training provider which is employing you, however you will need to comply with our verification process and submit form SRG 2142.


ICAO Instructor ratings (A) or (H) holder to Part-FCL Instructor Certificates other than FI Certificates (TRI, CRI, IRI, SFI, MCCI, STI, MI, FTI)

There are Alternative Means of Compliance available. These must be subject to individual agreement.


ICAO Examiner (A) or (H) holder to Part-FCL Examiner Certificates

There are no Alternative Means of Compliance or credits available.

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