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ksiggery
19th Mar 2024, 17:23
I am keen to get my instructors rating for use in the UK. That said, I prefer not to train for this in the UK due to the uncertain Wx. An intensive course is by far my preferred route. I have all the pre-requisites. Any suggestions for where I might do this are welcome. thank you!

fly_webbv2
20th Mar 2024, 07:12
Are you planning to instruct in the UK? If so do it here. I'm newly qualified and uk wx is a reality of flying in the UK. 👍

MrAverage
20th Mar 2024, 08:12
If using it here, do it here.

I'd be much more inclined to welcome you to our Club if it was done here rather than in Timbuktu. An essential part of instructing is to instil in the student's psyche a safe attitude to understanding and assessing the weather and making the correct decisions before and during flight.

ksiggery
20th Mar 2024, 09:04
If using it here, do it here.

I'd be much more inclined to welcome you to our Club if it was done here rather than in Timbuktu. An essential part of instructing is to instil in the student's psyche a safe attitude to understanding and assessing the weather and making the correct decisions before and during flight.

thanks both and I fully understand your reasoning (I fly VFR and IR in the UK and I am a bit of a MetHead ) ....the problem is time. I want (need) to do this as an intensive course and I tried before but Wx got the better of the whole process.

fly_webbv2
20th Mar 2024, 11:55
You have your reasons of course, for me the weather was part of it but I appreciate your goal. Good luck with finding the right course, J

Genghis the Engineer
20th Mar 2024, 21:47
You could try Fly-in-Spain at Jerez. I did an IR course there a few years ago and whilst pricey, had a good experience with facilities and instruction. So far as I know they can do both UK and EASA FI ratings, and I enjoyed learning from Steve Copeland, the British CFI.

Another possibility, in the UK but a bit with good weather, is Aviation South West at Exeter. Again, I think that they can do FI for both UK and EASA licences, and I've done a different course in the last few years and had a good experience with them.

A recommendation, if you are able, get a CRI out of it at the same time. It's a very useful qualification, and gives you privileges an FI(R) doesn't intiially have, as well as easier revalidation requirements if you aren't getting the instructing hours in later.

G

rarelyathome
20th Mar 2024, 22:44
What privileges does a CRI have that an FI does not?

Whopity
21st Mar 2024, 09:23
What privileges does a CRI have that an FI does not? No need for supervision, but only relevant to FI(R).

Genghis the Engineer
21st Mar 2024, 19:22
And only needs 10hrs instructing every 3 years to revalidate, instead of 50.

G

Rivet gun
12th May 2024, 08:41
Try this search line in Google
site:linkedin.com "flight instructor course instructor "

Fl1ingfrog
12th May 2024, 18:07
You must understand that a CRI cannot teach ab initio, not much use to the majority of flying clubs. It adds adds nothing to FI privileges once unrestricted .