What is Assistant Flight Instructor Rating (AFIR)?
AFIR stands for Assistant flight instructor rating, required to impart flying training instructions. This is the best option for candidates who are interested in teaching/training pilots.
The best thing is no multi-engine rating is required to get an AFIR. This is also a good option for candidates, who want to join airlines after good flying experience, or are not able to afford cost of type ratings required to join national or international air carrier. So once you fulfil all the requirements of ATPL you can join airlines as senior first officer directly.
As far as salary is concerned, initial monthly package of AFIR holder in India is found to be between Rs 50,000 and 100,000/-. Once you are with an experience of 200 hours you can apply for Flight Instructor rating.
Knowledge required for Assistant Flight Instructor Rating (AFIR)?
Captessar Aviation Academy prepare a candidate for all challenges in career as Assistant Flight Instructor. In addition to teaching patter notes, we also run classes as per DGCA prescribed syllabus.
- Techniques of applied Instruction;
- Assessment of student performance in those subjects in which ground instruction is given;
- The learning process;
- Elements of effective teaching;
- Student evaluation and testing, training philosophies;
- Training programme development;
- Lesson planning;
- Classroom instructional techniques;
- Use of training aids, including flight simulation training devices as appropriate;
- Analysis and correction of student errors;
- Human performance relevant to flight instruction including principles of threat and error management;
- Hazards involved in simulating system failure and malfunctions in the aircraft.
What are the requirements of Assistant Flight Instructor Rating(AFIR)?
Age— He shall be not less than eighteen years of age on the date of application.
Knowledge— He shall pass an oral or written examination in prescribed syllabus.
Experience— He shall produce evidence of having satisfactorily completed as pilot of an aeroplane on the date of application for the rating —
(i) not less than 100 hours of flight time as a Pilot-in-Command of an aeroplane of which not less than 20 hours shall have been completed within a period of 18 months immediately preceding the date of application
(ii) not less than 10 hours of flying training as an Instructor under an approved Flight Instructor/Examiner.
Other Requirements for Assistant Flight Instructor Rating (AFIR)
He shall be the holder of an appropriate current CPL or ATPL.
(e) Skill— He shall have demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Examiner his competency as Assistant Flight Instructor within a period of six months immediately preceding the date of application.
What are the privileges of Assistant Flight Instructor Rating (AFIR)?
Subject to the validity of endorsements and rating in his pilot’s licence of which this Assistant Flight Instructor’s Rating forms a part, the privileges of the holder of an Assistant flight Instructor’s Rating shall be to impart instructions during flight by day only and under the authority and supervision of a Flight Instructor, on all types of aeroplanes/helicopters having all-up-weight not exceeding one thousand five hundred Kgs., and which are entered in the Aircraft Rating of his licence.
Provided that he shall not authorise any Student Pilot to undertake his first solo flight and shall not impart instructions in aerobatics and night flying.
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