AOPA UK

Flight Instructor Refresher Seminar

  • Seminar 1
  • Seminar 2
  • Seminar 3
I just wanted to drop you guys a quick line to reiterate my thanks to you, your team and all the speakers for such an enjoyable seminar earlier this week. To have direct access to chaps like David, Geoff, Tim & co both exciting and humbling,
Thanks again- it was a great experience.

Don't lose your Instructor Rating.

FI(A)/IRI – Revalidation

For revalidation of an FI(A) certificate, the holder shall fulfil 2 of the following 3 requirements:

(1) complete: at least 50 hours of flight instruction in the appropriate aircraft category during the period of validity of the certificate. If the privileges to instruct for the IR are to be revalidated, 10 of these hours shall be flight instruction for an IR and shall have been completed within the last 12 months preceding the expiry date of the FI certificate;
(2) attend an instructor refresher seminar, within the validity period of the FI certificate;
(3)  pass an assessment of competence in accordance with FCL.935, within the 12 months preceding the expiry date of the FI certificate.

For at least each alternate subsequent revalidation the holder shall have to pass an assessment of competence in accordance with FCL.935.

FI(A) Renewal.

If the FI certificate has lapsed, the applicant shall, within a period of 12 months before renewal:

(1)  attend an instructor refresher seminar;
(2) pass an assessment of competence in accordance with FCL.935.

Remember that every other renewal must include an assessment of competence.

Full details can be found in CAP 804.

The AOPA Flight Instructor Revalidation Seminar for FI(A) fulfils the requirement to attend an instructor refresher seminar. UK,and EU Instructors may attend this Seminar.

Seminar Programme

During the two day seminar, Topics covered will include :

  • New/current rules/regulations, with emphasis on knowledge of EASA-part FCL
  • Teaching and learning
  • Instructional techniques
  • The role of Instructor
  • National Regulations
  • Human Factors
  • Flight safety, incident and accident prevention
  • Threat and Error Management
  • Legal aspects and enforcement procedures
  • Navigational skills, new/current radio navigation aids
  • Teaching Instrument Flying
  • Weather related topics, methods of distribution
  • Additional topic selected by the competent authority

Our seminar is structured for instructors teaching across the complete range of ab initio, CPL and IR students

AOPA UK is a CAA approved Training Organisation, Number PTO-107 and meets the requirements of EASA-Part FCL for Flight Instructor Rating renewal.

Who will be speaking?

We have a number of consultants who contribute to the success of the AOPA Instructor Seminar. These include:

  • David Scouller
  • Professor Michael Bagshaw
  • Tim Orchard
I found the whole experience extremely beneficial, all the presenters were excellent, the information well structured and the timetable very well balanced and controlled.The admin was also highly efficient and the whole seminar well worth the money.
Thank you for accomodating me at short notice.

I am interested! What do I need to bring with me?

You will need to bring:

  • A completed Form SRG1135.
  • Your Pilot’s licence
  • Your log books showing evidence of the number of instructional hours you have completed

Will I need to give a presentation?

Yes, if you are chosen — on arrival you will be asked what topic you will give a short presentation on. Approximately 50% of the delegates will be chosen to give their presentation to small groups in the form of a briefing. The aim is to have a variety of presentations on the main topics.

What are the costs involved?

The cost for our seminars is:

The non-member price is £275 (£229.17 plus VAT @ 20% of £45.83)
Current AOPA(UK) Instructor members price is £240 (£200 plus VAT @ 20% of £40)

 

"Excellent Seminar at right level. Friendly and professional presenters who ran to time"
"This has been an interesting and informative course and I continue to be impressed by the depth of knowledge and the wealth of experience of the lecturers".

What does the price include?

Lectures and presentations over two days, morning and afternoon refreshments and a buffet lunch. And a Certificate of Attendance.

Where and when is it held?

Please note that we no longer cover FI(H) renewals/revalidations at AOPA Seminars.

The two-day seminars last six hours each day. Under EASA Rules you may attend a seminar any time during the validity of your FI Rating.

For more information regarding the AOPA Instructor Seminar contact John Pett by email or phone 07754 780 335.

Schedule of AOPA Flight Instructor (Aeroplane) Seminars

Date   Location Time Contact   Telephone
10/11 May 2017   AOPA UK, 50a Cambridge Street, LONDON 11:00 - 18:00 John Pett   020 7834 5631
20/21 September 2017   TA Centre, Edward Brooks Barracks, Abingdon 10:00 - 17:00 John Pett   020 7834 5631
7/8 November 2017   AOPA UK, 50a Cambridge Street, LONDON 11:00 - 18:00 John Pett   020 7834 5631

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Please note: All attendees must book and pay in advance as there will be no registrations accepted at the door on the day.

You can book your place online now for AOPA Seminars! Just click the "Book Now" button (you will need to create a user account on the webshop and request an account upgrade to Member status to see member prices).

If you prefer not to book online please call the office on 020 7834 5631.

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