• FI(A) - Flight instructor rating

Instructor Courses (FI, TRI)

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Flight Instructor (FI) Course 

The course is designed for the applicant to be given adequate training in ground and flying instructional techniques based upon established teaching methods. On successful completion of the course and final test the applicant may be issued with a FI(A) rating permitting the holder to give flight training appropriate to the issue of a PPL(A) or a CPL(A) or a single-engine class rating and a night qualification. Usually a job of flight instructor is the first for pilots, who want to start their carrier in a civil aviation.  

Flight Instructor (FI) Course structure

Entry Requirements

An applicant for a flight instructor rating shall be at least 18 years of age;

License – at least a CPL(A) or completed at least 200 hours of flight time of which 150 hours as pilot-in-command if holding a PPL(A);

Theoretical knowledge – met the knowledge requirements for a CPL(A);

An applicant for the FI(A) rating shall have completed an approved course of theoretical knowledge instruction and flight training at an approved ATO;

Completed at least 30 hours on single-engine piston powered aeroplanes of which at least five hours shall been completed during the six months preceding the pre-entry flight test;

Receive at least 10 hours instrument flight instruction of witch not more than five hours may be instrument ground time in a FNTP or a flight simulator;

Completed at least 20 hours of cross-country flight as pilot-in-command, including a flight totaling not less than 540 km (300 nm) in the course of which full stop landings at two different aerodromes shall be made.

Course description 

FI(A) theory learning – 125 h

 Preflight briefing

 Flying with Cessna 152/150 – 25  h

Flying with FNPT II Simulator – 5 h

Flight exam with CAA examiner – 1 h


Type Rating Instructor (TRI) Course 


This instructor qualification (TRI) – is one of the most desirable and profitable in a pilot training market, because on successful completion of the course and final test the applicant will be issued with a TRI (A) rating, permitting the holder to give theory & flight training in simulators and aircrafts for pilots of such a popular aircrafts as Boeing, Airbus, SAAB, ATR, etc. Type Rating Instructor (TRI) rating opens the door into pilot training schools and air companies all over the world.  

Type Rating Instructor (TRI) Course structure

 Entry Requirements

Valid ATPL(A);

Valid type rating/IR on corresponding airplane type;

1 500 hours flight time as a pilot on multi-pilot airplanes;

Have completed, within the 12 months preceding the date of application, 30 route sectors, including take-offs and landings, as PIC or co-pilot on the applicable airplane type, of which 15 sectors may be completed in an FFS representing that type.

Course description 

Type Rating Instructor TRI theory learning – 35 h

Practical training – 17 h, including:

Technical training (instructing for CBT systems or CPT training);

Simulator training;

Right hand seat qualification;

Assessment of competence.

Why to choose AFA? 

Pocket friendly Lithuanian costs. The price level in Lithuania is up 30 % lower than in West/North European countries. According to „Eurostat“ surrvey 2016, price of hamburger „Big Mac“ was 8 Eur in in Germany and 4,21 Eur in Lithuania; price of 1 l gasoline  – 1,57 Eur in Norway and 1,02 Eur in Lithuania. Because of this unique position in a market, prices for AFA pilot training are lower too. We also don’t have any extra payments for brand or location, so You will not overpay for the same service choosing us.

100 % European quality. All training programs in ATO AFA are certified by EASA and meet full range all the requirements for the European standard pilot training. All AFA instructors have the EASA certificates needed, also long year international experience in aviation.   

Flexible & innovative AFA training methods allow You to train convenient at home and save money for travel and accommodation. We offer innovative on line training solutions and even ,,Flying Ground School”- the opportunity to have theory classroom sessions at Your home city.   

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