Section Q
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 a written or oral examination in the following subjects in accordance with the prescribed syllabus :—

                         

                        (i) Mechanics of flight;

                        (ii) Methods and techniques of flying instructions;

                        (iii) Flight instruments.

                         

                        (c) Experience— He shall produce evidence of having satisfactorily completed as pilot of an aeroplane within a period of five years immediately preceding the date of application for this rating :

                         

                        (i) not less than two hundred hours of flight time as a Pilot-in-Command of an aeroplane of which not less than fifty 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 one hundred hours flight time as a Pilot-in-Command of a helicopter, of which not less than fifty hours shall have been completed within a period of eighteen months immediately preceding the date of application; and

                         

                        (ii) not less than ten hours of flying training as an Instructor as per the syllabus prescribed by the Director-General under an approved Flight Instructor/Examiner.

                         

(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 and also satisfactorily completed the competency checks within a period of twelve months immediately preceding the date of application for renewal;

 

or

 

(b) having satisfactorily completed oral or written examination in relevant aviation subjects as laid down in para 1 (b) 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  G. S. R. No. 11(E) dated 10th January 2011]