Flight instructors; application for the issue, extension, renewal and renewal of an instructor licence

You can acquire or extend an instructor rating to train private pilots for aeroplanes, helicopters, gliders and balloons. If you wish to exercise an instructor rating beyond its period of validity, you can extend or renew it.

Description

A rating to instruct private pilots for aeroplanes, helicopters, sailplanes and balloons may be issued.

The privileges of a private pilot licence may be extended to include the privilege to instruct private pilots for aeroplanes, helicopters, gliders and balloons.

In order to exercise the privileges of an instructor rating beyond its period of validity, an extension or, if it has already expired, a renewal is required.

Such ratings are the Flight Instructor Certificate (FI) and the Class Rating Instructor Certificate (CRI).

Prerequisites

For the renewal of an FI certificate, at least 2 of the following 3 requirements shall be met:

  • Flight instruction
    • Aeroplane pilot FI(A) and helicopter pilot FI(H): at least 50 hours of flight instruction in the appropriate category of aircraft during the period of validity of the rating as FI, CRI, TRI or as an examiner.
    • glider pilot FI(S): at least 30 hours or 60 starts of flight instruction in gliders or powered sailplanes
    • Free balloon pilot FI(B): at least 6 hours of flight instruction in balloons
  • participation in a refresher course for instructors within the period of validity of the instructor licence
  • successful completion of a competency assessment (within the 12 months prior to the expiry of the rating).

For at least every second subsequent renewal in the case of FI(A) or FI(H), or every third renewal in the case of FI(As), (S) and (B), the holder must pass a competency assessment.

To renew an expired instructor rating, the last two of the above requirements must have been met within the 12 months prior to application.

For renewal of a CRI certificate, the applicant must, within the 12 months preceding the expiry date of the CRI certificate:

  • Conduct at least 10 hours of flight instruction in the role of a CRI. If the applicant holds CRI privileges for both single-engine and multi-engine aeroplanes, the 10 hours of flight instruction shall be equally divided between the single-engine and multi-engine aeroplanes; or
  • have received refresher training as a CRI at an ATO, or
  • Have passed the competency assessment in accordance with FCL.935 for multi-engine and single-engine aeroplanes respectively.

To renew an expired instructor rating CRI, the last two of the above requirements must have been met within the 12 months prior to application.

Procedure

The form must be submitted to the responsible aviation authority together with the documents specified therein.

Deadlines

none

Required documents

  • The documents to be submitted can be found in the application form under "Forms".

Forms

Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.

Fees

  • 40.00 to 80.00 EUR

Remedy

Administrative court proceedings; information

administrative claim

Status: 20.12.2021

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wohnen, Bau und Verkehr

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