The initial instructor rating course begins with at least 80 hours of theory briefing in the classroom. During this time the trainee instructor will receive help fine tuning theory briefings from an experienced Instructor. These lessons will be supplemented with workshop style sessions with other trainees where the student has the opportunity to practice briefing technique with his peers. Besides the obvious theory component of the course the trainee will learn about human factors such as teaching techniques, learning, communication skills and other intra personal issues.
Before the flight training commences the candidate will be required to sit two multiple choice examinations. These tests are written on line at the airfield.
The flight training will include 15 hours of flying in a basic training aircraft and 5 hours of simulator training. When deemed competent the trainee instructor will be recommended for the flight test.
At Durban Aviation Centre we have a policy of training and employing our own full time instructors. Suitable candidates will be handpicked and groomed during the latter stages of their Commercial Pilot Licence training and if successful offered employment at the school.