At Moorabbin Flying Services (MFS), our Flight Instructor Rating (FIR) course grooms you to take on the role as a teacher of flight. During the FIR course you will learn how to prepare briefings and conduct the practical session for each sequence of flying training, just as your instructor did for you when you were learning to fly. A flight instructor rating is a great way to gain employment after you have finished your commercial pilot training, and it provides a great way to refine and work on your piloting skills, whilst in the enjoyable environment of the flying school. We conduct a one on one interview with every FIR applicant to ensure they possess the necessary attributes and qualities that will make for a good instructor. The FIR is an approved course and as such is GST free regardless of how you complete your CPL. Below is a suggested budget for the FIR.
For the Flight Instructor Rating, applicants need to complete a minimum of:
- 30 Hours Dual Flying with a Grade 1 Instructor
- (Option 1) -20 Hours of mutual flying with another instructor candidate OR
- (Option 2) -20 Hours of mutual flying with a Grade 3 or Grade 2 Instructor
Is available if there are 2 instructor candidates to go through the course together. The solo rate is halved, or effectively each candidate will pay for 10 hours each. Both pilots can log all 20 hours of mutual time toward their total flying experience. If another candidate is not available at the time of commencement revert to;
The candidate will pay the full solo rate for the aircraft only.
If you would like any more information on conducting your Flight Instructor Rating with MFS, please don't hesitate to contact us. Please click on the link below for a detailed outline on costs for the Flight Instructor Rating.