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Instructor Rating


This rating allows the commercially rated pilot to act as an instructor on the aircraft types appropriately endorsed. Some candidates find this a useful method of gaining experience, although it should be considered as a long term commitment to the aviation industry.


Requirements for the issue of the Instructor’s Rating:


  • Be the holder of a valid Commercial Pilot’s licence or Airline Transport Pilots’ Licence.
  • You must complete an approved training course, which involves theoretical knowledge pertaining to instruction and the presentation of ground and air exercise briefings.
  • You must have completed 20 hour’s of "Patter", which is the process of learning to teach in the cockpit environment, and learning how to effectively demonstrate the various flight manoeuvres, while providing meaningful commentary.
  • You must have passed the SA-CAA theoretical examinations.
  • Pass a combined theoretical and practical flight test with a SA-CAA nominated Designated Flight Examiner (DFE). 

Every attempt is made for candidate instructors to be involved with student briefings, and develop technique and relevance as an instructor. We encourage use of all media available, including Computer Based Training, data projection briefings and PowerPoint presentations.

Read more about an Airline Transport Pilots Licence......







A qualified Instructor teaching.


An Instructor training an Instructor.


Career Guidance

Students, parents and sponsors - please read the career guidance page
Students, parents and sponsors - please read the career guidance page


I was most impressed by the professionalism of your staff... I can truly say that I received world-class quality training!
- B. Chambers

Contact FTC

Tel: +27 (0) 44 876 9055
Fax: +27 (0) 86 670 0318
Mobile: 082 787 5384
P.O. Box 1332, George, 6530, South Africa

George Airport, Western Cape, South Africa
GPS: S 340024 E 222251

Email: ftc@flighttraining.co.za