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Old 22nd Sep 2019, 12:39
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FI rating

I was thinking about the idea to get a FI rating and I was wondering where should I go to get it at affordable price in Europe ?
I really thank in advance for your replies

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Old 22nd Sep 2019, 17:59
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There is no such thing as a FI rating any more, it is a FI Certificate. A lot depends upon where you want to teach, the style of teaching varies from one State to another, so unless you teach in a manner that is acceptable to a particular school, you could find it difficult to get a job. As a general rule plan to do your training in the State where you want to teach. Saving money on a FI Course can be a very false economy. It takes between 5 and 6 weeks to complete a FI Course, I have seen people who have claimed to have done it in 2 which is a clear indication it was not done correctly. Go to a school with a good reputation, it will serve you well.
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Good advice from Whopity.
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Yup I agree with the above. I can recommend On-track but beware, there is a shortage of FIC in the UK or just instructors in general. Good for you once your qualified, not so much when your trying to get qualified!
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Old 23rd Sep 2019, 08:38
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there is a shortage of FIC in the UK
Sadly, this is a reflection of the times, the cost of getting there is disproportionate to the remuneration that can be acheived because:
I was wondering where should I go to get it at affordable price in Europe ?
I wonder do dentists look for the cheapest course they can find!
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Old 23rd Sep 2019, 17:50
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Thank you guys of your advices I will try to make the good balance between economical resources and quality of the course
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Old 23rd Sep 2019, 18:05
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Originally Posted by Whopity
There is no such thing as a FI rating any more, it is a FI Certificate.
What is the difference? Just the name, or is there something practical to it?
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Old 23rd Sep 2019, 19:01
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A Rating extends the privileges of a licence in respect of operating an aircraft e.g. Type; Class; Night; Instrument

A Certificate provides additional privileges to the licence holder e.g. Instructor; Examiner
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Old 24th Sep 2019, 11:55
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Just looked at my CPL (yes I'm a CRI not FI, but presumably the same applies). it's listed under "Instructors" in a section headed "Ratings, certificates and privileges", and doesn't actually say which is which.

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Old 24th Sep 2019, 15:47
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From Part FCL:
FCL.900 Instructor certificates
(a) General. A person shall only carry out:
(1) flight instruction in aircraft when he/she holds:
(i) a pilot licence issued or accepted in accordance with this Regulation;
(ii) an instructor certificate appropriate to the instruction given, issued in accordance
with this Subpart;
(2) synthetic flight instruction or MCC instruction when he/she holds an instructor certificate
appropriate to the instruction given, issued in accordance with this Subpart.
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Originally Posted by Whopity
Sadly, this is a reflection of the times, the cost of getting there is disproportionate to the remuneration that can be acheived because:
I wonder do dentists look for the cheapest course they can find!
its also a reflection of the U.K. CAAs gold plating by insisting that only a Staff Examiner conduct the AOC when every other NAA delegates it to an FIE. If the authority does not trust the FIEs then why give them the privilege in the first place??

to the OP, I would be happy to do it in Spain for you. It will take around a month to do.
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