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The Instructor Rating Course is a 12 week course designed to get students through their Flight Instructor Rating assesment with CASA and prepare them for their career as an instructor. An instructor rating is one of the best ways to sharpen flying skills and enhance discipline, accuracy and proficiency. Addi- tionally, completing an instructor rating increases the options that trainees have to get a job on graduation.

Altocap’s Flight Instructor Rating course is conducted in accordance with the requirements in CASA Part 61T. The course commences with an advanced Principles and Methods of Instruction (PMI) program based on the FAA Flight Instructor Handbook which also prepares candidates for the CASA Flight Instructor exam.

Following the PMI course, candidates will undertake an intense 11 weeks classroom and flying program developing the skills required to be a successful Flight Instructor. The course structure includes:
  • 20 hours; PMI course
  • 80 hours; ground briefings and supervised study with the dedicated instructors
  • 20 hours; ground school (general knowledge and regulations)
  • FIR course folder; includes material to build your own long and short briefs, PMI notes etc.
  • White board markers
  • Flight instructor manual textbook
  • Aviation instructor’s handbook
  • 39 hours dual flight (PA-28, PA-38, C172S, C182 or PA-32)
  • Spinning activity
  • Design feature course
  • Work experience at maintenance hangar (chance for you to know your aeroplane)
  • Flight test (first attempt)
  • Movement and landing fees for Camden
It will take between 12 to 15 weeks and requires a commitment of at least 3 days a week.

Upon successful completion of the course graduates you will receive:
  • CASA Flight Instructor Rating
  • G3A endorsement
  • Spinning activity endorsement
  • PMI certificate
  • BIF certificate
  • Completion certificate of design feature training endorsement

Course Manager - Steve Reh

Steve has been involved in Flying Training for over 30 years.He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table.Steve is our Flight Instructor Specialist and Flight Testing Examiner for FIR, RPL, PPL, CPL and NVFR. He has over 500 successful Flight Instructor Graduates to his credit in his career. Steve has a wide and vast portfolio including interstate charter and past Chief Flying Instructor for a large international Flight School. Steve also consults for many schools interstate and in the Sydney Basin.
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With the assistance of ZeeFi (formerly Study Loans) we are pleased to announce student study loans are now available with Altocap's approved FIR course.

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