A flight instructor is describing various dials and displays to a trainee pilot in the cockpit of a simulator.

Flying Instructor

Flying Instructors teach the theory and practical skills of flying aircraft.

Overview

Flying Instructors teach the theory and practical skills of flying aircraft.

Day-to-day

  • gives in-flight instruction, supervises solo flights, accompanies students on training flights and demonstrates techniques for controlling aircraft.

Considerations

  • stressful
  • working outdoors.

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To become a Flying Instructor

  • You need to be an experienced pilot to become a Flying Instructor. You will need a commercial pilots licence and you will need to complete a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Flight Instructor Rating and Training Endorsement. The Flight Instructor Rating and Training Endorsement is issued by Civil Aviation Safety Authority and the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is available through Vocational Education and Training (VET).

    Take a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

    Take a Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence)

  • Registration with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority is required.

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