Courses

Flight Examiner Training is the leading provider in Europe for EASA Examiner Standardisation Courses, with over 100 successful graduations since 2006, and an outstanding near 90% first time pass rate in the CAA Assessment of Competence test (AoC).
 
FET provides ground and flight training based at Approved Training Organisations (ATOs) in the UK and overseas. AoCs are normally conducted at the training location by CAA inspectors - or Senior Examiners authorised for the purpose.
 
Examiner Standardisation Courses are approved by the UK CAA under EASA and include:
 
  • Flight Examiner (PPL) Course
  • Flight Examiner (CPL) Course
  • Class Rating Examiner (CRE) Course with IRR (and OPC privileges,if required)
  • Instrument Rating Examiner (IRE) Course
  • Flight Instructor Examiner (FIE) Course
 
Courses last around one week, and are best run with a pair of applicants.  Courses include comprehensive ground school and practical sessions in SE and ME aeroplanes as well as the use of an FNPT II.  Clients will not be put forward for an Assessment of Competence with the UK CAA until they are ready.  The AoC is usually booked for a chosen location and takes place soon after the course is completed.
 
For those who already hold a EASA Examiner Certificate, an abridged course will be available, both in terms of theoretical training and flight profiles.
 
Since many of the courses we run are tailor-made, we suggest that you contact us directly so that we can determine the most appropriate package and advise you of the probable length and the inclusive price.
 
Entry requirements for Examiner Standardisation Courses include:
 

Flight Examiner (PPL) Course

 
  • CPL in the appropriate aircraft category
  • FI certificate in the appropriate aircraft category
  • 1,000 hrs as pilot of aeroplanes
  • 250 hrs flight instruction
 

Flight Examiner (CPL) Course

 
  • CPL in the appropriate aircraft category
  • FI certificate in the appropriate aircraft category
  • 2, 000 hrs as pilot of aeroplanes
  • 250 hrs flight instruction
 

Class Rating Examiner (CRE) Course

 
  • Hold  a CPL(A), MPL(A), or ATPL(A) with single pilot privileges or have held it and hold a PPL(A) 
  • Hold a CRI certificate for the applicable class or type
  • 500 hours of flight time as pilot of aeroplanes
 

Plus for IRR privileges in addition to CRE

 
  • 2,000 hours as pilot of aeroplanes
  • 450 hours of flight time under IFR, of which 250 hours shall be as an instructor
 

Instrument Rating Examiner (IRE) Course

 
  • 2,000 hours as pilot of aeroplanes
  • 450 hours of flight time under IFR, of which 250 hours shall be as an instructor
 

Flight Instructor Examiner (FIE) Course

 
  • 2,000 hours as pilot of aeroplanes or TMGs
  • 100 hours instructing applicants for an instructor certificate
 

Examiner Authorisations

Note: full details on applying to the CAA for examiner authorisations can now be found here under News and Information

In all cases where examiner authorisation is sought, CAA Form 1128 ‘Examiner Application’ should be submitted as early as possible to:
 
Licensing & Training Standards
Civil Aviation Authority
Aviation House
Gatwick Airport
West Sussex RH6 0YR
 
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Note also: Fees for Examiner Authorisation must be paid to the CAA in advance, and sent with the Examiner Application  form SRG 1128 and using the payment form FCS 1500.  The latest fees are published in the UK CAA Scheme of Charges