Waterford Aero Club is now offering the Class Rating Instructor (CRI) course.
The holder of a CRI certificate for single engine aeroplanes may exercise the privileges of the certificate to carry out instruction for class or type ratings, or for a towing or aerobatic rating. A CRI cannot instruct ab-initio students, only those who already hold a licence.
Pre-Course Entry Requirements
An applicant for a CRI certificate for single engine aeroplanes shall:
- hold at least the licence and the rating for which flight instruction is to be given
- be entitled to act as PIC on the aircraft during flight instruction
- have flown at least 300 hours flight time as pilot of aeroplanes*
- have flown at least 30 hours as PIC on the applicable type or class of aeroplane
*Not including microlights
Classrom training will include 35 hours of ground tuition including 25 hours of teaching and learning and 10 hours of technical training including revision of technical knowledge, the preparation of lesson plans and the development of classroom/simulator instructional skills.
During the course the student instructor will practise giving ground lessons to the FIC instructor giving the course.
The training shall be integrated with the flight training so that the maximum benefit is gained from time spent in the air.
Flight training for the CRI requires 3 hours of flight instruction in single engine aeroplanes.
Assessment of Competence
On successful completion of the training a recommendation will be made for the applicant to complete the assessment of competence. The assessment of competence will be conducted by an FIE and upon successful completion of the AoC, the IAA will issue a Class Rating Instructor for Single Engine.