The SFI/TRI (synthetic flight instructor and type rating instructor) course is designed to give the instructor trainees a good knowledge of the fundamentals of Teaching and Learning, to create a realistic training environment and to develop their own teaching skills and simultaneously take into account pilots from different cultures and background. The aim is to give the best possible conditions for training future instructors on the respective aircraft type.

Course Content


  • Teaching and learning
  • Technical theoretical knowledge instruction


  • Module 1: 10 hours in FFS (normally 3 sessions)
  • Module 2: Min 2 hours in FFS (normally 1 session)

Note: Module 2 is only applicable for TRI students

Course Duration

Total course duration: 12 days

Entry Requirements

General entry requirements:

  • Endorsed type rating on applicable aircraft type
  • For SFI; holding or have held CPL, MPL or ATPL
  • For TRI; valid CPL, MPL or ATPL

Flying experience requirement for SFI:

Minimum 1500 hours flight time in a multi-pilot aircraft Completed the simulator course for the aircraft applicable for the SFI rating. Have completed the proficiency check for the issue of the specific aircraft type rating on a FFS representing the applicable type, within the 12 months preceding the application; and additionally, for an SFI (A) or SFI (PL), have:

At least 1500 hours flight time as a pilot of multi-pilot airplanes or powered lift, as applicable.

Completed, as an observer, within the 12 months preceding the application, at least.

3 route sectors on the flight deck of the applicable aircraft type or 2 line orientated flight training based simulator sessions conducted by qualified flight crew on the flight deck of the applicable type. These simulator sessions shall include 2 flights between 2 different aerodromes with duration of at least 2 hours each, and the associated preflight.

Flying experience requirement for TRI:

Minimum 1500 hours flight time in a multi-pilot aircraft Completed within the 12 months preceding the date of application at least 30 route sectors, including take-offs and landings as pilot-in-command or copilot on the applicable aircraft type, or a similar type as agreed by the Authority, of which not more than 15 sectors may be completed in a flight simulator.

Course Details


  • The learning process
  • The teaching process
  • Training philosophies
  • Techniques of applied instructions
  • Student evaluation and testing
  • Training program and development
  • Human performance and limitations relevant to flight instructions
  • Hazards involved in simulating systems failures and malfunctions in the aircraft during flight
  • Training administration


  • Refresher on aircraft systems technical knowledge on applicable type
  • Preparation of technical lesson plan
  • Development of technical theoretical instructional skills


  • How to operate the simulator satisfactorily
  • How to teach aircraft type specific subjects in the simulator
  • How to give relevant feedback to students in the simulator and in the briefings
  • Learning instructional methods from the right-hand seat (non-standard seat)
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Sep 2019
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