Assistant Flight Instructor’s Rating (Aeroplanes/Helicopters)
1. Requirements for issue of Rating— An applicant for an Assistant Flight Instructor’s Rating shall satisfy the following requirements :—
(a) Age— He shall be not less than eighteen years of age on the date of application.
(b) Knowledge — He shall pass an oral or written examination in the following subjects in accordance with the prescribed syllabus:—
(i) Techniques of applied Instruction;
(ii) Assessment of student performance in those subjects in which ground instruction is given;
(iii) The learning process;
(iv) Elements of effective teaching;
(v) Student evaluation and testing, training philosophies;
(vi) Training programme development;
(vii) Lesson planning;
(viii) Classroom instructional techniques;
(ix) Use of training aids, including flight simulation training devices as appropriate;
(x) Analysis and correction of student errors;
(xi) Human performance relevant to flight instruction including principles of threat and error management;
(xii) Hazards involved in simulating system failure and malfunctions in the aircraft.
(c) 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 one hundred hours of flight time as a Pilot-in-Command of an aeroplane of which not less than twenty hours shall have been completed within a period of eighteen months immediately preceding the date of application; and in the case of helicopters, not less than fifty hours flight time as a pilot-in-Command of a helicopter of which not less than twenty hours shall have been completed within a period of eighteen months immediately preceding the date of application; and
(ii) not less than twenty hours of flying training as an Instructor under an approved Flight
Instructor/Examiner as per the syllabus prescribed by the Director-General.
(d) Other Requirements— He shall be the holder of an appropriate current professional pilot’s licence.
(e) Skill— He shall have demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Examiner his competency as an Assistant Flight Instructor by performing the procedures and manoeuvres prescribed in the syllabus within a period of six months immediately preceding the date of application.
2. Validity ─ (a) The rating shall be valid for a period of twelve months from the date of issue of the rating.
(b) In the case of renewal, the period of validity of the rating shall be for a period of twelve months which shall commence from the date following the date of expiry of the previous validity subject to the condition that the application for renewal has been submitted within one month preceding the date of expiry and all other requirements for renewal are met on the date of application.
(c) In cases other than those referred to in clause (b), the validity of renewal of the rating shall commence from the date of renewal of the rating.
3. Renewal— The Assistant Flight Instructor’s Rating may be renewed on receipt of satisfactory evidence of the applicant—
(a) having satisfactorily completed not less than twenty hours of flight time as an Assistant Flight Instructor within a period of twelve months immediately preceding the date of application for renewal;
(b) having satisfactorily completed a Flight Instructor’s refresher course approved by the Director-General and the flying tests as laid down in para 1(e) within a period of six months immediately preceding the date of application for renewal.
4. Privileges— 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.
[Amended by (i) G. S. R. No. 11(E) dated 10th January 2011; and
(ii) G. S. R. No. 555(E) dated 6th June 2018]