The Flight Instructor (FI) Course is the first and easier way to add flight experience to your logbook before applying to an Airline.

After having completed the required training, the Flight Instructor Rating will allow you to act as a Flight Instructor, teaching Groundschool and providing Flight training to other students.

Taking a job of Flight Instructor at a Flight School is one of the best ways possible to build hours while training other pilots, and consolidate your flying skills in an entry job into aviation that will, at the same time, allow you to stay connected to the Airline Pilot job market.

Barcelona Flight School is an authorized centre by the Agencia Estatal de Seguridad Aérea under EASA Part-FCL with the ATO number E-ATO-037 to provide flight training, with over 60 years of experience.

Ground Training

The course is composed of 125 hours of ground school where the aspirant develop matters like learning processes, pedagogy, instructional techniques and teaching processes in order to transmit the knowledge of aeronautics, both in theory and in practice, maintaining a minimum safety standards and regulations for the different learning processes.

Flight Training

The phase of flight consist of at least 25 hours of flight taking place in four phases:

  • Visual Phase: 14 hours and 45 minutes
  • Advanced Manoeuvres : 2 hours and 15 minutes
  • Navigation Phase: 8 hours
  • Night flights: 5 hours (optional)

The course takes place in the first, third and fourth stage in a basic single-engine airplane and in its second phase in an aerobatic aircraft.

Once finalized the theoretical and practical course a skill test for obtaining the Airplane flight instructor license must be done.


Applicants must comply with the following:

  • Being over 18 yo
  • Hold a Commercial Pilot License CPL or a Private Pilot License PPL with the CPL theory done.
  • A minimum flight experience of 200 hours as a Pilot of which 150 will be as Pilot in Command
  • Hold a Medical Certificate Class I or II in accordance with the license
  • Flight Experience: 10 hours of instrument flight instructor in the appropriate aircraft category.
  • 20 hours of flight time as a Pilot in command in VFR cross country in the appropriate aircraft category, including a flight of 540 km (300 NM) with full stop landing at two different aerodromes than the departure aerodrome.
  • 30 hours in single engine piston aircraft of which at least 5 hours will be completed in the last 6 months before the flight test
Program taught in:
  • English

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Sep 2020
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