Instructor Type Rating

Baltic Aviation Academy offers Type Rating Instructor Training (TRI/SFI), a vital component of the professional aviation training. To train others an instructor must possess insight and extensive knowledge of the professional requirements. Through Baltic Aviation Academy training, participants are given an essential theoretical foundation that will be incorporated into their practice as training pilots.

Type Rating Instructor training course is designed to provide the participants with the required theoretical background and practical skills. After completion, the candidates will be able to administer effective methods of multi-crew training and assess their qualification.

The training course meets the requirements of the Flight Crew Licensing rules Clause 347, JAR-FCL 1.360, 1.365, 1.410, JAR-FCL appendix 1, 1.365 and AMC FCL 1.365.

Course structure:

  • Theoretical training;
  • Practical training in flight simulator (FFS);
  • Practical training in aeroplane (TRI only).

Entry requirements:

  • At least 1.500 hours flight time as pilot of Multi-pilot aircrafts (according to JAR-FCL 1.365 (a) (2));
  • Within the 12 months have completed at least 30 flight sectors, including take-off and landing as Pilot-in-command or Co-pilot in the respective type of aircraft (according to JAR-FCL 1.365 (a) (3));
  • Have conducted at least 3 hours of flight instruction related to the duties of a TRI in the respective type of aircraft and/or flight simulator under the supervision and to the satisfaction of a certified TRI (according to JAR-FCL 1.365 (a) (4)).


Ground training


Ground training consists of:

  • Lectures;
  • Review of video material;
  • Review of slides;
  • Review of student’s training skills;
  • Training in full flight simulator and aeroplane.

The training includes FNTP, FTD, Mock-Up’s and other teaching aids.

Ground Training subjects according to the requirements of AMC JAR-FCL 1.365:

  • Instructor qualification;
  • Learning process;
  • Teaching process;
  • Teaching philosophy;
  • Training methods;
  • Student’s evaluation and examination;
  • Study programs and implementation;
  • Human work and limitations related with flight training;
  • Emergency situations in simulator and system malfunctions during an aircraft flight;
  • Administration of teaching process.

Duration of Ground Training part is 25 academic, 4 work days.


Practical training


Practical training methods:

  • Individual work with instructor;
  • Practical briefing, training, assessment and debriefing exercises;
  • Practice in simulator (training schedule, repetition of flight elements, common mistakes, tolerance);
  • TRI instructor’s personal example;
  • Independent work.

Simulator training:

  • Introduction to simulator facility, emergency actions and specifications of simulator control. After successful completion the trainee shall fill in the introduction report.
  • Training as an Instructor to get practical pilot skills from co-pilot pilot seat and perform instructor duties. Duration: 1 session – 4 hours.
  • Training to perform as an Instructor and manage the training process.

The first stage is designed for students to observe TRI work. After a while students begin to manage training sessions on their own with TRI instructor assistance and advices.
First briefing and debriefing exercises are hold by TRI and then are taken over by students. Each training session is followed with the discussion of the students’ actions, assignments and progress evaluation.
Duration: 6 sessions, 4 hours each.

Duration of TRI practical training: 29 hours – 1 in the aircraft and 28 in the simulator.

Duration of SFI practical training: 28 hours.

After completion of the program the student will be assessed by CAA certified examiner (TRE). The assessment takes at least 3 hours in the FFS.

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