Garg Aviation

Assistant Flight Instructor Rating

  • Garg Aviation offers an Assistant Flight Instructor Rating (AFIR) course for Commercial Pilot License (CPL) holders.

  • AFIR is required to be held by CPL holders to work as an Assistant Flight Instructor (AFI).

  • AFIs deliver lessons and training to students.

  • AFIR training includes basic to advanced coursework.

  • The extent of training varies depending on the individual.

    Key Features

    Unlock your potential in the aviation industry with our comprehensive training program. Gain the essential skills and knowledge required to become an Assistant Flight Instructor and embark on a rewarding career. Our course is designed to meet the DGCA requirements for obtaining the Assistant Flight Instructor rating, ensuring you are equipped for success in this dynamic field.

    Embark on your journey towards becoming an Assistant Flight Instructor with our comprehensive training program. Discover the eligibility requirements for the Assistant Flight Instructor rating, ensuring you meet the necessary qualifications to pursue this exciting career opportunity.

    1. Age

    He shall be not less than eighteen years of age on the date of application.

    2. Knowledge

    He shall pass an oral or written examination in the following subjects in accordance with the prescribed syllabus:—
    (i) Techniques of applied Instruction;
    (ii) Assessment of student performance in those subjects in which ground instruction is given;
    (iii) The learning process;
    (iv) Elements of effective teaching;
    (v) Student evaluation and testing, training philosophies;
    (vi) Training programme development;
    (vii) Lesson planning;
    (viii) Classroom instructional techniques;
    (ix) Use of training aids, including flight simulation training devices as appropriate;
    (x) Analysis and correction of student errors;
    (xi) Human performance relevant to flight instruction including principles of threat and error management;
    (xii) Hazards involved in simulating system failure and malfunctions in the aircraft.

    3. Experience

    (i) He shall produce evidence of having satisfactorily completed as pilot of an airplane on the date of application for the rating —
    (ii) Not less than one hundred hours of flight time as a Pilot-in-Command of an airplane of which not less than twenty hours shall have been completed within a period of eighteen months immediately preceding the date of application; and in the case of helicopters, not less than fifty hours flight time as a pilot-in-Command of a helicopter of which not less than twenty hours shall have been completed within a period of eighteen months immediately preceding the date of application; and
    (iii) Not less than twenty hours of flying training as an Instructor under an approved Flight Instructor/Examiner as per the syllabus prescribed by the Director-General.

    4. Other Requirements

    He shall be the holder of an appropriate current professional pilot’s license.

    5. Skill

    He shall have demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Examiner his competency as an Assistant Flight Instructor by performing the procedures and maneuvers prescribed in the syllabus within a period of six months immediately preceding the date of application.
    Unlock your potential as an Assistant Flight Instructor and explore the privileges that come with this esteemed rating. Discover the diverse range of flight instruction opportunities and the privileges granted by the DGCA-approved Assistant Flight Instructor license.

    Subject to the validity of endorsements and rating in his pilot’s license of which this Assistant Flight Instructor’s Rating forms a part, the privileges of the holder of an Assistant flight Instructor’s Rating shall be to impart instructions during flight by day only and under the authority and supervision of a Flight Instructor, on all types of airplanes/helicopters having all-up-weight not exceeding one thousand five hundred Kgs., and which are entered in the Aircraft Rating of his license:
    Provided that he shall not authorize any Student Pilot to undertake his first solo flight and shall not impart instructions in aerobatics and night flying.
    Explore the promising career opportunities that await you as an Assistant Flight Instructor. Unlock your potential in the aviation industry and pave the way for a fulfilling career, sharing your passion for flying and guiding aspiring pilots towards their goals.

    • Wide range of career opportunities as an Assistant Flight Instructor in aviation training organizations.
    • Gain valuable teaching experience and enhance your piloting skills.
    • Assist in ground instruction and flight training for aspiring pilots.
    • Opportunity to mentor and shape the next generation of aviators.
    • Potential for career progression to higher flight instructor ratings.
    • Bridge the gap between being a pilot and a fully-fledged flight instructor.
    • Contribute to the aviation industry by sharing your knowledge and expertise.

    Assistant Flight Instructor Rating Course Overview

    Ground School


    Flight Traing


    Total Simulator


    Licence Issued


    Assistant Flight Instructor Rating Course Summary

    STAGE 1
    Registration and Enrollment
    2 Days
    STAGE 2
    Ground School
    10 Days
    STAGE 3
    Flight Training
    25 Days
    STAGE 4
    License Endorsement
    3 Weeks

    Assistant Flight Instructor Rating Detailed Course Description

    • 1

      Stage 1: Registration and Enrollment

      Duration: 2 Days

      Embark on your journey as an Assistant Flight Instructor by completing the registration and enrolment process at Garg Aviation. During this stage, you will meet with our experienced staff, who will guide you through the necessary paperwork and requirements. We will ensure that all the necessary documents, medical certificates, and eligibility criteria are met, allowing you to officially enroll in the course.
    • 2

      Stage 2: Ground School Training

      Duration: 10 Days

      Build a strong foundation of theoretical knowledge during the comprehensive ground school training. Our experienced instructors will cover a wide range of topics, including aviation regulations, aerodynamics, instructional techniques, flight planning, navigation, meteorology, and flight safety. Through interactive lectures, discussions, and practical exercises, you will gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of the principles that underpin flight instruction.
    • 3

      Stage 3: Flight Training

      Duration: 25 Days

      Put your knowledge into action as you progress to the flight training stage. Under the guidance of our skilled flight instructors, you will have the opportunity to apply the principles learned in the ground school. You will take part in practical flight exercises, both as a student and as an instructor, honing your flying skills and instructional techniques. Through a combination of dual and solo flights, you will develop confidence in your ability to teach and guide others.
    • 4

      Stage 4: Submission and License Endorsement

      Duration: 3 Weeks

      As you near the completion of the Assistant Flight Instructor course, you will gather all the necessary documentation, including flight logs, training records, and instructor evaluations. Our team will meticulously review your records to ensure that you have met the required standards and proficiency. Once your training is successfully assessed and approved, you will receive the Assistant Flight Instructor rating from DGCA, endorsing your qualification to assist in flight instruction.

    Why Choose Garg Aviations

    • Experienced and highly qualified flight instructors with extensive teaching expertise.
    • DGCA-approved training program designed to meet industry standards.
    • Comprehensive curriculum covering both theoretical knowledge and practical flight training.
    • Individualized attention and personalized training plans to cater to each student's needs.
    • Strong emphasis on safety, professionalism, and ethical conduct in flight instruction.
    • Positive learning environment fostering teamwork and collaboration.
    • Commitment to excellence and providing high-quality aviation education.
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