Flight instructor

If you want to become a flight instructor, CAPA can also help you. We typically complete a course every winter, so the new instructors are ready for the spring.


Flight instructor: Teaching and training requirements.

The course consists of a theoretical part of 125 hours classroom teaching "Teaching and Learning". This takes place during daytime and ends with a test done to the Danish Transport Agency.

After passed theory, the practical flight follows as a 30-hour course. This part is carried out individually and completed with a test submitted to the Danish Transport Agency.

Admission Requirements:

According to EASA, Part FCL, the following criteria must be met before course start. You have to be:

Holder of CPL (A) or ATPL (A)

Holder of PPL (A) and have at least 200 flight hours. Of which at least 150 hours as PIC.

For both of the above, you must have acquired at least 30 hours on a one-engine airplane. Of this, at least 5 hours must be flown within the last 6 months. The later mentioned "Pre Entry Flight Test" does not count.

  • Have passed the CPL (A) theoretical exam 
  • Have acquired at least 10 hours of instrument flight training as a student. Max. 5 hours of these must be synthetic flight training.
  • Have performed at least 20 hours of navigation, as PIC including one 540 km (300 NM) flight, where "full stop landing" has to be done at 2 different aerodromes along the way.
  • Have passed a so-called "Pre Entry Flight Test" with a qualified EASA instructor. This Flight Test is based on a Proficiency Check - and must be passed before the course starts.

The basic instructor license gives the right to school PPL, but with an increased amount of experience and competence, more rights can be gained.

Are you a commercial pilot and you do not have FI(A)? EASA rules are possible to become IRI (Instrument Rating Instructor).