North Shore Aero Club - Instructor Rating

Instructor Rating

Obtaining an instructor rating is a great way to get started with a professional career in aviation.

Many newly qualified commercial pilots obtain this valuable qualification to help build hours and experience to further their career. It is a great way to get into the industry and provides invaluable experience that airlines look for when employing pilots.

Instructing can also make a great career choice in its own right. Once you have gained enough hours, you can progress towards obtaining a B Cat instructor rating training pilots on multi engine aircraft, under instrument flight rules and in aerobatic flight. In time, an A Cat instructor rating can lead to you becoming a flight examiner.

Theory Course

We run a 4 week C Cat instructor rating course twice a year covering:

  • Content & delivery of pre flight briefings for PPL & CPL students
  • Instructional techniques
  • Principles of flight & aerodynamic theory knowledge
  • Meteorology, law, navigation, human factors & general aircraft technical knowledge
  • Ground course theory instruction

Following on from the theory course, the practical aspect of instructor training usually takes 8-10 weeks of full time study to complete.

Basic Requirements:

  • CPL
  • Minimum 25 hours dual flight training


The C Cat takes around 3 months to complete as a full time course or can be completed on a part time basis if required.

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